University Symphony Orchestra
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra (UWOSO)
The UWOSO is a full symphony orchestra open by audition to students across campus, regardless of major. The ensemble is dedicated to outstanding performances of historical and contemporary canonical masterworks. Collaborations with other ensembles, institutions, and guest artists are frequent. Some examples are the UWO Opera Theatre Department and University choirs.
Rehearsals are held in Music Hall in the Arts and Communication building Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM. At minimum, two concert events are presented each semester. Regular attendance at twice weekly rehearsals and participation in all performances is required.
For more information, contact Dr. Chmura-Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-424-7011.
Registration: Incoming students and non-music majors typically enroll in MUSIC-141. Upper-level music majors enroll in MUSIC-341. Auditions and chair placement are held during the first week of classes each semester. If an audition is taken in the fall, auditioning in the spring is not required.
Syllabus: The UWOSO syllabus can be downloaded here.
Concerto Competition: An annual concerto competition is held, open to University students enrolled in applied lessons, to provide an opportunity for the winner(s) to perform as guest-soloist with the UWOSO. Click here for information pertaining to the competition.
Symphony Pump: Presentation of research into definitive recordings of symphonic masterworks, held in Music Hall, and "pumped" like a rock concert.
Symphony In The News:
- "Orchestra director brings new ideas, goals" by Christiana Gorchynsky
- "UWO Orchestra roster set" by Alex Albertson
- Orchestra Flashmob Photography from fall 2012
- More Flashmobbing from 2014
All students must audition for placement in the UWOSO. Entrance auditions take place the first week of each semester.
Freshmen, transfer students, and others who are new to the symphony: Perform a solo or etude of your choosing. Please note that time only allows for a few minutes of this work to be heard. In addition, sight-reading will be assigned.
Returning students: Perform a solo or etude of your choosing. Please note that time only allows for a few minutes of this work to be heard. In addition, prepare one of the orchestral excerpts found here that is associated with your instrument. Sight-reading will also be assigned.
Auditions will take place Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9 in N222. Signup sheets will be posted the week before the first week of classes outside N222.
WIND, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION ONLY:
All students: NEW THIS YEAR UWOSO and Wind Ensemble (WE) auditions will be held simultaneously. Auditions will be heard by both Dr. Otto and Dr. Chmura-Moore. Excerpts can be downloaded below or on the WE site. Signup sheets will be posted the week before the first week of classes outside Dr. Otto's studio (N121).
NEW THIS YEAR Auditions will be scheduled as follows.
Flute: Wednesday, September 7, 2:45-4:30 in Music Hall
Oboe: Wednesday, September 7, 2:45-4:30 in Music Hall
Clarinet: Wednesday, September 7, 4:30-5:45 in Music Hall
Bassoon: Wednesday, September 7 4:30-5:45 in Music Hall
Horn: Wednesday, September 7, 2:00-2:45 in Music Hall
Trumpet: Wednesday, September 7, 6:00-7:30 in Music Hall
Trombone: Wednesday, September 7, 12:30-2:00 in Music Hall
Tuba: Thursday, September 8, 11:30-12:30 in Music Hall
Percussion: Returning music majors and minors: Wednesday, September 7 and Friday, September 9, 11:30-12:30 in N14. New members: Friday, September 9, 3:00-5:00 in N14
Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 P.M.
Featuring the 2017 UWOSO Concerto Competition winners