Members of the Illinois State University (ISU) Symphony Orchestra are active each semester performing instrumental, choral, and operatic works.
Any undergraduate or graduate student with orchestral experience is welcome to participate.
Participation is by audition.
All orchestras are classes for which you earn credit, pay tuition, and earn a grade.
Past performances have included works such as:
Richard Strauss' Death and Transfiguration Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 "Organ" Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka, Firebird Suite, Apollo Musagette Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 5, and Symphony No. 9 Copland's Appalachian Spring and Music for Theater Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana Mozart’s Requiem William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast Verdi’s Messa de Requiem
(MUS 182, 282, 482)
60+ full-time students at Illinois State Orchestra members are accepted by audition only.
Majority of performers are music education majors.
The Illinois State University Symphony performs some of the most challenging music in the orchestral repertoire. The Symphony performs six complete concert cycles each academic year, including the annual choral program in October; the Music for the Holidays concerts in December; a concerto-aria concert featuring the School of Music's finest performers chosen from the annual competition; and the annual opera or musical, produced in conjunction with the Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance.
To be announced.
2020-2021 Orchestra Concerto-Aria Competition Rules and Application (Information to be posted late fall.)
For more information
Dr. Glenn Block Director of Orchestras, Professor of Conducting email@example.com (309)438-2540