Symphony Orchestra rehearsals occur on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from September through May, with time off for traditional school holidays. Typically the orchestra rehearses in Lilly Hall on the campus of Butler University. Symphony Orchestra participates in three to four concerts per year.
Music selected is that of a typical college orchestra level; past repertoire includes:
- Pictures at an Exhibition, M. Mussorgsky
- Capriccio Espagnol, N. Rimsky-Korsakov
- Gloria, F. Poulenc
- Appalachian Spring, A. Copland
- Symphony No. 5, L. Beethoven
Guest artists of international stature come to solo with Symphony Orchestra. Some past guest artists include Corey Cerovsek, Janos Starker, and Allen Vizzutti, among others.
Guest clinicians and master class coaches, who are members of the Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, professors of local music schools, work with the students throughout the year.
There are also opportunities to participate in chamber ensembles and compete in our Young Artist Competition, which is open to student musicians throughout Indiana. Click the link to read more about the Young Artist Competition
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