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University Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra (UWOSO)  

Orchestra in Rehearsal

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.

Camerata is an unconnected string orchestra. Participation in Camerata is by invitation only. Corequisite: UWOSO.

For more information, contact Dr. Chmura-Moore at 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: 


Audition Information

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 7 and Friday, September 8 in N222. Signup sheets will be posted the week before the first week of classes outside N222.


All students: 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 on the WE site (link below). Signup sheets will be posted the week before the first week of classes outside Dr. Otto's studio (N121).

Excerpts can be downloaded on the bands page here.

Auditions will be scheduled as follows.

Flute: Wednesday, September 6, 2:45-4:30 in Music Hall

Oboe: Wednesday, September 6, 2:45-4:30 in Music Hall

Clarinet: Wednesday, September 6, 4:30-5:45 in Music Hall  

Bassoon: Wednesday, September 6 4:30-5:45 in Music Hall

Horn: Wednesday, September 6, 2:00-2:45 in Music Hall 

Trumpet: Wednesday, September 6, 6:00-7:30 in Music Hall

Trombone: Wednesday, September 6, 12:30-2:00 in Music Hall

Tuba: Thursday, September 7, 11:30-12:30 in Music Hall


Returning music majors and minors: Wednesday, September 6 and Friday, September 8, 11:30-12:30 in N14.

New members: Friday, September 8, 3:00-5:00 in N14



Dr. Dylan T. Chmura-Moore | E-mail: | Phone: 920-424-7011


2016-2017 Season

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 P.M.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 7:00 P.M. (Choirs concert)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 7:30 P.M.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 7:30 P.M.
Featuring the 2018 UWOSO Concerto Competition winners 

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