USU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sergio Bernal, Director
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 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 soloists include violinist Andrés C�rdenes (concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony), violinist Ralph Matson, (concertmaster, Utah Symphony), and cellist Anne Francis (Fry Street Quartet). Joint productions with the Cache Civic Ballet, the USU Choral Ensembles, and the USU Opera have contributed to the cultural life of Northern Utah. The USU Symphony Orchestra receives sponsorship from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation.
Admission to the orchestra is determined by audition during the first week of classes in the fall (last week of August). String audition excerpts are available on request during the summer. Sign-up sheets are posted on the band and orchestra bulletin boards on the week prior to the auditions.
The audition schedule is:
Monday 5-9 PM, strings
Wednesday 5-9 PM, brass
Friday 2-6 PM, woodwinds
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
For further information, please contact Prof. Sergio Bernal at