Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra

 

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GTSO NEWS!

  • Rosters for 14F are now available!

Wind Assignments and String Seatings for Fall 2014 are available here.

  • Launch of Music Mentorship Program!

For the peer to peer music tutoring partnership program, please see the Music Mentor Program page for more information.

  • 2014 Concerto Competition Information Available!

2014 GTSO Concerto Competition information is now available. Please see the Concerto Competition page for more information.

  • 2014 String Audition Material Available!

2014 Orchestra String audition information is now available. Please see the Audition page for more information.

  • 2013-14 CONCERTO COMPETITION-updated

Congratulations to Yitian Xiao for winning this year’s competition! Hear Yitian perform the first movement of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the GTSO on February 23, 2014 at the Ferst Center.

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GTSO OVERVIEW

The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra (GTSO), under the direction of Professor Chaowen Ting, maintains a membership of approximately 80-110 students. The GTSO performs 4 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 and Serenade for Strings, and Mussorgsky / Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition.

 

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. Orchestra Rehearsals are from 6:15 pm to 7:35 pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the fall and spring semesters.

 

GEORGIA TECH CHAMBER STRINGS (GTCS)

GTSO is proud to announce the launch of the string orchestra program, Georgia Tech Chamber Strings (GTCS). The GTCS, an intermediate string orchestra, provides players a supportive environment in which players develop personal string techniques and ensemble skills through practicing, rehearsing, and coaching. Players are explored to Classical string repertoire as well as modern and pop music.

 

The GTCS meets during GTSO rehearsal time, T/TH 6:15-7:35 and students should register for University Orchestra. The GTCS performs four concerts an academic year with the GTSO.

 

MUSIC MENTOR PROGRAM

For information about the Music Mentorship program, a peer to peer music tutoring partnership, please click here.

 

CONCERTO COMPETITION

The GTSO sponsors an annual Student Concerto Competition in early fall. All student vocalists and instrumentalists are invited to participate. More information and the application for fall 2014 can be found here.

 

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Instrumentalists wishing to perform with a small ensemble have the opportunity to do so for course credit. Participating students receive weekly coaching and give at least one performance during the enrolled semester.

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REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Orchestra rehearsals are Tues/Thurs between 6:15 to 7:35 PM in Rm 115 of the Couch Music Building.

Fall 2014 rehearsal schedule can be found here: GTSO Schedule 14F

Weekly rehearsal schedule will be posted on the GTSO bulletin on the first floor of the Couch Building, or online at: GTSO weekly rehearsal schedule

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CONCERT SCHEDULE

The GTSO performs 4 concerts in an academic year. The current 2014-2015 schedule was posted here on June 9, 2014.  Updates will be made as needed.  Check this site periodically for possible changes.

GTSO 2014-2015 concert schedule

GTSO past concert seasons

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AUDITIONS

All students must audition to participate in the orchestra. Auditions are held during the first week of class in the fall semester. December audition will only be open to students new to GTSO and those who wish to change the seating assignments.

Auditions for Fall 2014 will take place on Tuesday Aug. 19 from 6-9pm in the Couch building.

Orchestra Winds Audition Information

Orchestra Strings audition information

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The GTSO meets as a class and students can earn humanities credit, provided it meets the requirements listed in your Georgia Tech Catalog. ALL members should enroll for the class.

Academic conflicts are common issues. Please fill out the GTSO Conflict Form during the second week of school when you know your schedule. Students are required to make up the missed rehearsal time. The Director and the student will determine projects based on the student’s availability and interest. Various projects might include but not limited to: rehearsal and concert setup, librarian work, poster design and distribution, etc.

 

Course Name: University Orchestra

Course Section CRN Title Hours Days Time
MUSI1601 A 81260 University Orchestra 1 TR 6:15pm-7:35pm
MUSI2601 A 81261 University Orchestra 1 TR 6:15pm-7:35pm
MUSI3601 A 81262 University Orchestra 1 TR 6:15pm-7:35pm
MUSI4601 A 81263 University Orchestra 1 TR 6:15pm-7:35pm

 

There is a firm attendance policy which directly affects your grade for the class.
Click here to view the GTSO Guideline

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