Georgia Tech Orchestras
FAll 2021 Orchestras!
In Fall 2021, we will offer two full orchestras. Auditions for the Fall 2021 semester will be held through Video Submission. Audition materials will be uploaded on July 15th. Student can choose to audition for either:
- MUSI 3611 CO: Concert Orchestra (T/Th 9:30-10:45)
- MUSI 3611 SO: Symphony Orchestra (T/Th 12:30-1:45)
2019-29 GTSO Concerto Competition Results:
Winners (in alphabetical order, there was a tie)
Matthew Reingold, Piano, Materials Science & Engineering
(Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, I. Moderato)
Jason Smith, Clarinet, Aerospace Engineering
(Weber, Concertino for Clarinet)
Shilpa Ravoory, Viola, Aerospace Engineering
(Hindemith, Der Schwanendreher)
Concert Season 2021-22 Announced!
Concert Schedule for the 2021-22 year is available here.
The School of Music currently offers two orchestral ensembles: the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra (GTSO, advanced), and Concert Orchestra (intermediate). Both ensembles are under the direction of Professor Chaowen Ting, maintains a membership of approximately 70-90 students. The orchestra program also provides access to master classes, professional engagements, and recording opportunities. Members enjoy social aspects through informal dinners and parties. Students are encouraged to pre-register for orchestra and then audition. Semester dues are $15.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (GTSO)
The advanced ensemble GTSO performs 4-6 concerts in an academic year. Concerts and repertoire expose participants to a variety of orchestral literature from the Classical through Contemporary periods, including operatic, popular and film music. Participation in the Orchestra broadens students’ skills and experience in performing, understanding and appreciation of great music. Recent works performed include Dvorak Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Brahms Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4, and Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade.
The GTSO rehearsals are 12:30-1:45 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
Concert Orchestra is the intermediate orchestra at GT, performing 4 concerts in an academic year. The Concert Orchestra provides student musicians a supportive environment in which players develop personal techniques and ensemble skills through practicing, rehearsing, and coaching. Players are explored to Classical symphonic repertoire as well as modern and pop music.
Concert Orchestra meet from 9:30-10:45 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
Café Momus is the contemporary music ensemble at Georgia Tech which combines contemporary music and theater. We aim to reach out to the audience outside of the traditional concert halls. Set in an intimate performance space, Café Momus collaborates with artists from other areas and fields, including drama, dancing, and visual arts. Student musicians collaborate with professional musicians, actors, and dancers in all Café Momus performances. We seek to create a total-art presentation of each work with cutting-edge combination of music, theater, dance, and stage design.
The GTSO sponsors an annual Student Concerto Competition. All student vocalists and instrumentalists are invited to participate. The next competition will be held during Spring 2019. More information and the application will be available here.
The GTSO and Concert Orchestra together perform 6-10 concerts in an academic year. The current concert schedule can be found below. Updates will be made as needed. Check this site periodically for possible changes.
All students must audition to participate in the orchestra. Auditions are held during the first week of class in the fall semester. Spring audition will only be open to non-current orchestra members, those who wish to audition for ensemble placement, and those who wish to audition for GTSO principals.
Both orchestras meet as a class. Students can earn humanities credit under the course “Symphony Orchestra,” provided it meets the requirements listed in your Georgia Tech Catalog. ALL members should enroll for the class.
Symphony Orchestra (GTSO) — MUSI 3611 SO: Symphony Orchestra
Concert Orchestra — MUSI 3611 CO: Symphony Orchestra
There is a firm attendance policy which directly affects your grade for the class.
Watch concert videos at our YouTube Channel: gt orchestras
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