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Dr. Glenn Block, Director of Orchestras

How to Join

All students regardless of major are welcome to audition for one of our orchestras.

Learn How to Audition

Annual Concerto-Aria Competition

Three finalists from each applied area (brass/percussion, keyboard, strings, voice, and woodwind) will appear in the Concerto-Aria Finals Competition. Two winners will be selected to perform in the ISU Symphony Orchestra's annual Concerto-Aria concert. Each winner will also receive a $200 prize.

Previously Performed Works

  • Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration

  • Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony

  • Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka, Firebird Suite, Apollo musagetes

  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 5, and Symphony No. 9

  • Copland's Appalachian Spring and Music for the Theater

  • Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

  • Mozart’s Requiem

  • William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast

  • Verdi’s Messa de Requiem

  • Shostakovich Symphonies No. 5, 10

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Illinois State University Orchestras, fill out the contact form or email Dr. Glenn Block.

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