Symphony Orchestra

About

The University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is made up of approximately 75 student musicians–undergraduate and graduate.  The Symphony performs two or three concerts per semester and rehearses twice a week.  Repertoire includes works of the standard classical, romantic, and contemporary orchestral literature. The orchestra also collaborates with other ensembles in the department, including the Festival Chorus and the Opera Program.  Additionally, collaborations with music faculty in the role as concerto soloist, is a regular occurrence.
 
Membership
 
The orchestra's membership includes music majors and non-music majors. With careful planning, students find that the Symphony fits well into their busy schedules.
 
Auditions
 
Auditions are held during the first week of Fall and Spring semesters. All string players on campus are welcomed and invited to audition, including non-music majors. Auditions are approximately five-minutes in length. Please prepare two brief selections of contrasting style (fast and slow). These selections can be all or part of a larger work, e.g., an etude, concerto movement, a sonata movements, or any excerpt from a lesson book. Dates TBD.
 
Course Registration
 
To register for the course (listed in the catalog as MUSI 1112) you will need a permission number from Dr. McShee, paul.mcshee@uconn.edu. Permission numbers will be assigned after auditions are completed.
 
Rehearsals and Concerts
 
The Symphony performs two or three concerts per semester. Rehearsals are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Paul McShee, DMA

Paul McShee

Director
paul.mcshee@uconn.edu
(860) 486-6455

2018-2019 Performances

High School String Festival

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

Symphony Orchestra: Unanswered Questions

Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 8:00pm

von der Mehden Recital Hall

 

String Orchestra

Monday, April 29, 2019, at 7:00pm

UConn Avery Point, Groton, CT

 

Symphony Orchestra: Tones of Triumph

Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 8:00pm

von der Mehden Recital Hall