At the heart of our mission lies a deep commitment to unraveling the historical exclusivity that has long plagued the world of music, while also paying homage to its rich traditions and driving forward innovation. We recognize that our students come from diverse backgrounds, each with their own unique perspectives and strengths, which in turn strengthen our program as a whole. As such, we are fully dedicated to supporting our students in curating their own distinct paths as 21st-century musicians – whether as performers, educators, industry professionals, technology experts, administrators, community arts leaders, passionate listeners or any combination thereof. We believe in empowering our students to pursue their passions and chart their own course, all while celebrating the incredible diversity that makes our program and our community so special.
The Symphony Orchestra is the premier symphonic ensemble at Georgia State. A select, auditioned orchestra composed of graduate and undergraduate musicians, the Symphony Orchestra presents six to eight performances each academic year, performing music from a rich array of cultural traditions: symphonic literature, operatic works and contemporary compositions. The orchestra collaborates regularly with distinguished guest artists and composers, Georgia State music faculty and other university ensembles. Students who are majoring in degrees other than music are highly encouraged to audition! Interested students should complete the interest form and are encouraged to contact Dr. Tamara Dworetz at [email protected], Director of Orchestral Studies with any questions.
23/24 Concert Dates: Friday, September 22; Wednesday, October 25; Wednesday, November 15; Friday, February 9; Wednesday, March 6
POOL AUDITION REQUIRED
Mon- 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wed/Fri- 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
ALC 405 / Kopleff Recital Hall
The Campus Orchestra is a string orchestra primarily for non-music majors and does not require an audition. Prior high school experience on violin, viola, cello, or double bass is required. Interested students may register immediately for the course. Contact Professor Tania Maxwell Clements at [email protected] for further information.
Note: This ensemble does not satisfy the large ensemble requirement for music majors.
23/24 Concert Dates: Thursday, November 9; Tuesday, February 20; Thursday, April 11
Tues/Thurs- 3:45–5:00 p.m.
Haas Howell 150/ ALC 405
The Georgia State Orchestra Program is dedicated to building and enhancing connections with our community, with a particular emphasis on supporting our local K-12 music programs. We firmly believe in the transformative impact of music education and strive for diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging through active learning, attentive listening and meaningful engagement.
Contact [email protected] to let us know how we can help or if you are interested in collaborating with us on performances or projects!