USU Symphony Orchestra
MUSC 3500 (DHA) - 1 cr. (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Director: Dr. Sergio Bernal
The USU Symphony Orchestra is open to all USU students. Audition is required. Excerpts and audition information for Fall 2022 are available here.
The orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30-2:50 and Wednesdays at 4:30-5:50 in the Fine Arts Center, room 104.
Known for its exciting concerts and innovative combined productions, the USU Symphony Orchestra offers high-quality experience to music majors and non-majors that heightens their command and enjoyment of the symphonic repertoire. The orchestra frequently presents international guests and faculty soloists in its concerts. Recent guests include conductor Christoph Campestrini (Vienna Hofmusikkapelle), mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford (Metropolitan Opera), Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Francisco “Pacho” Flores (trumpet), and Berlin Philharmonic bassist Edicson Ruiz. Among the orchestra’s past collaborative concerts are Mahler’s Third Symphony with the Cache Children’s Choir and Women of the USU Choirs, Beethoven’s Ninth with the American Festival Chorus, and Mahler’s Fifth and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with the University of Utah Philharmonia. Fully-staged productions have included A Midsummer Night’s Dream with USU Theatre, The Magic Flute and Elixir of Love with USU Opera Theatre, Sleeping Beauty with the Cache Civic Ballet, and Appalachian Spring with the Martha Graham Dance Company (for whom Copland wrote the music in 1944).
Cache Symphony Orchestra
MUSC 3530 - 1 cr. (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Director: Dr. Mark Emile
The Cache Symphony Orchestra is a college-community ensemble made up of musicians from all walks of life.