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


Strings – Tuesday, August 28 3:00-6:00 pm Carr 134

String Materials – Carmen Suite No. 2 + Free choice solo

  • Solo (student’s choice, 1-3 minutes in length)
  • Carmen Suite No. 2 – George Bizet (All movements, except Nocturne)
  • Violins may audition in Violin 1 or 2 part
  • Audition cuts will be released 24 hours before the audition
  • Strings – Download Parts HERE

Sign up – Send an e-mail to Dr. Fagner M. Rocha (

Winds and Percussion – Sunday, August 26 5:00 – 8:00 pm Carr 134

Winds/Percussion Materials – Carmen Suite No. 2 + Wind Ensemble excerpts

  • Carmen Suite No. 2 – George Bizet (All movements, except Nocturne)
  • Audition cuts will be released 24 hours before the audition
  • Wind Ensemble excerpts - contact Dr. Jonathan Alvis (
  • Winds/Percussion - Download Parts HERE



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).


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


Limited scholarships are available by audition.


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

Fall 2018 Schedule

CONCERT 1 - Masterworks October 9, 7:00 pm
ASU Auditorium


  • Coronation March from “The Prophet”, Giacomo Meyerbeer
  • Sonata for Trumpet and Strings
  • Carmen Suite No. 2, G. Bizet

SOLOIST: Dr. John Irish, Trumpet

FALL TRIP - October 19th
Dallas Opera plays “Carmen”

Chamber Orchestra Concert
November 2, 7:00 pm
Location TBA

CONCERT 2 “Tree Lighting Ceremony”
November 27, 6:00 pm
Oak Tree Grove

Concerto Competition Winners

Romy Ftaiti, bassoon

GeNelle Willis, flute

Runner up - Sara Baxter, violin

ASU Summer Music Camps

For More Information, contact:

Dr. Fagner M. Rocha, Director of Orchestral Studies