The Asbury University Orchestra, directed by Dr, Nathan Miller, is a dynamic and vibrant part of campus life. The orchestra seeks to engage the community by playing a wide range of musical styles in a variety of venues to connect great music to as many people as possible. Since the fall of 2014, the orchestra has performed music by the likes of Beethoven, Bach, Any Beach, Holst, Florence Price, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Copland among other classical composers as well as music from movie soundtracks like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and the video games like Zelda and Mario Brothers. You can find the orchestra performing in places like Hughes Auditorium, Wesley Village Retirement Center, as well as in the Student Center to an audience of students on couches.
On November 30, 2018, the Orchestra performed with Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning singer Jaci Velasquez, and on March 7, 2019, the orchestra performed a concert featuring Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3, known as the “Organ Symphony.” In April, 2021, the orchestra will perform Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.