UCF music ensemble auditions are open to all UCF students, regardless of major.
UCF’s orchestra ensembles serve approximately 200 students from across the university through two ensembles. The program provides a musical outlet for string, brass, woodwind and percussion players throughout the university community regardless of major, as well as professional training for music education and performance majors.
The UCF Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra with strings, brass, woodwind and percussion. The group performs literature of the highest caliber by master composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Mahler. The ensemble performs locally and regionally for various concerts and festivals and is open to all students regardless of major, but participation is by audition only, taking place at the beginning of each semester. Audition information below.
The orchestra presents two to three concerts each semester and serves as a major ensemble for music majors, and members receive one hour of academic credit for each semester of successful participation.
The UCF Orchestra meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Chamber Orchestra is a smaller orchestra with strings, brass, woodwind and percussion. The group performs literature of the highest caliber by master composers. The ensemble is open to all students regardless of major, but participation is by audition only, at the beginning of Spring semester. Audition information below.
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:20 p.m during the Spring semester only. The amount of performances will vary from year to year and serves as a minor ensemble for music majors. Members receive one hour of academic credit for each semester of successful participation.
If you are a prospective UCF student or even a student already on campus interested in more information about the opportunities in orchestra – regardless of your major – please fill out the Ensemble Interest Form and we will follow up with you with additional detail.
If you are interested in information about large ensemble placement auditions held at the start of each semester, including schedules, requirements, and a link to register for auditions, please visit our Ensemble Audition Information Page. Details are typically updated in mid-May for fall semester auditions, mid-November for spring semester auditions.
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