The Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble, University Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Music: Woodwinds, Percussion Ensemble, Drumline, Chamber Music, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Pep Band are open to all students who have previous experience on orchestral, band or percussion instruments. Opportunities for students to perform concertos and solo works with the ensembles may be made available for outstanding performers. Non percussion students must supply their own instruments and accessories. The repertoire selected will reflect the available instrumentation and the performers' experience.
The University Orchestra is a combination of select members of the Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. The String Ensemble and the Wind Ensemble rehearse in the same time frame and then come together to perform some works as the University Orchestra. In addition, there are a Chamber Music Ensemble and a Pep Band. The ensembles perform on campus as a part of the Fall Festival and the Spring Festival plus other special events and theatrical presentations offered by the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities to the university community. The Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble performs separately as Musica Nova.
To become a member of an ensemble, students must arrange an audition by e-mailing the instructor of the class.
For current information on available courses please visit our Course Description page.