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ANGELO STATE SYMPHONY

The Angelo State Symphony provides an exceptional orchestral experience to ASU students. The symphony plays a variety of orchestral music, ranging from standard masterworks to modern literature. The symphony performs a minimum of 4 concerts per year, as well as educational programs and university outreach concerts. The ensemble also performs at the Annual ASU Tree lighting ceremony. Through its concerts, the ASU Symphony fosters an appreciation for music and enrichment of the academic and local communities.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:50 pm at the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, Room 134.

Spring 2018 AUDITIONS (new members only)

Auditions for Spring 2018 for strings, trumpets, horns, clarinets, oboe, and percussion will be held on January 16, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, during the first rehearsal time. Auditions are open to all qualified ASU students, regardless of their academic major.

Audition Materials

  • Solo (student’s choice, 1-3 mintues in length)
  • Hector Berlioz - Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust, Op. 24

Sign Up and Parts

Email Dr. Fagner M. Rocha for parts and to sign up for an audition slot.

Limited scholarships are available.

CONCERTO COMPETITION

The symphony hosts an Annual Concerto Competition in the Spring semester, open to all music majors. The winners are featured as soloists with the ASU Symphony. The next Concerto Competition will be held on January 31, 4:00 pm at the Eldon Black Recital Hall.

2016 Winners: Rebekah Cook (flute), Alfredo Bonilla (bassoon).

INSTRUMENT CHECK OUT

A limited number of instruments is available for check out for those who don’t currently own one.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited scholarships are available by audition.

INFORMATION

For more information regarding auditions, instrument check out, scholarships or other inquiries, please contact the Director of Orchestral Studies, Dr. Fagner M. Rocha at frocha3@angelo.edu .

Spring 2018 Schedule

CONCERT – March 8 “Concerto Competition Winners,” ASU Auditorium, 7:30 pm. Two educational concerts will be given during the day.

Spring Trip – Fredericksburg, TX, March 24-25 - VDS Festival

CONCERT – April 26 “Symphony at the Murphey Hall,” Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.


Concerto Competition poster pic

Concerto Competition Rules and Application Form


ASU Summer Music Camps


For More Information, contact:

Dr. Fagner M. Rocha, Director of Orchestral Studies
frocha3@angelo.edu 

325-486-6014