The Asbury University Orchestra, directed by Professor 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 will perform with Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning singer Jaci Velasquez. On March 7, 2019, the orchestra will be performing a concert featuring Camille Saint-Säens’ Symphony No. 3, known as the “Organ Symphony.”
Spring 2019 Audition Information
Seating auditions for the string section for the 2018 spring semester are open to all students. (Wind and Brass Seatings will be based on last fall’s auditions.) Auditions will take place on Monday, January 14. Sign up for an audition time. Follow the link below to access the audition excerpts list for strings. If you have any questions in regard to orchestra auditions please contact Professor Nathan Miller.