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    USU Symphony Orchestra



    MUSC 3500 (DHA) - 1 cr. - Fall & Spring Semesters

    Directed by: Dr. Sergio Bernal

    Open to: All full-time USU students, undergraduate to graduate, but audition required for admission

    Audition info: Every year, admission to the orchestra is determined by an audition video submitted online in early August. Information about the video audition and practice excerpts are available in early June by email request to Dr. Bernal.

    Overview: The Utah State University Symphony Orchestra is designed to provide both music majors and non-majors interested in continuing their instrumental studies with high-quality performance experience that will strengthen their command and increase their enjoyment of the symphonic repertoire. The orchestra performs several concerts every year at the Chase Fine Arts Center as well as special outreach performances in Logan and other parts of Utah. Guest and faculty soloists are regularly featured in the orchestra's concert series, as are performing organizations from campus and the community. Recent guests include Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Francisco “Pacho” Flores (Trumpet) and Maestro Delta David Gier, Music Director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Joint productions with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Cache Civic Ballet, the University of Utah Philharmonia, the Utah State Theatre, the USU Choral Ensembles, and the USU Opera have contributed to the cultural life of Northern Utah. All orchestra members must register in the course in order to participate. The rehearsal schedule is: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:50 PM; Wednesdays, 4:30-5:50 PM; Thursdays, 1:30-2:50 PM.



    USU Wind Orchestra



    MUSC 4700 (DHA) - 1 cr. - Spring Semesters

    Directed by: Dr. Thomas Rohrer

    Open to: All full-time USU students, undergraduate to graduate

    Audition info: Audition is required; contact director for information.

    Overview:  The Wind Orchestra, the "flagship ensemble" of the USU Bands, is a 45-member ensemble of the finest wind and percussion players in the school.  It plays the finest in contemporary wind music as well as time-tested standards from the band repertoire.  The Wind Orchestra performs three concerts each semester, and entrance is gained to the ensemble by audition at the outset of each semester.  The ensemble has performed at the Utah Music Educators Convention and the College Band Directors National Association Western Division Conference.  


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    MUSC 3530 - 1 cr. - Fall & Spring Semesters 

    Directed by: Dr. Mark Emile

    Open to: All musicians -- students and non-students

    Audition info: Audition is required; contact director for information.

    Overview:  The Cache Symphony Orchestra is a college-community ensemble made up of musicians from all walks of life. For information on upcoming concerts, please visit arts.usu.edu. For information on joining the symphony orchestra, please contact the conductor, Dr. Mark Emile at mark.emile@usu.edu. More information can be obtained at http://cachesymphonyorchestra.wordpress.com/



    See also BandsJazz Ensembles, and Chamber Ensembles.