The Adrian College Symphony Orchestra is one of the newest additions to campus, and is comprised of strings, woodwind, brass and
percussion music majors/minors, non-music majors, local community
members and talented local high school students.
The orchestra performs a wide variety of standard orchestral repertoire,
newer publications and alternate styles. The ensemble performs
four concerts a year, two as a string orchestra and two as a full
The mission of the Symphony Orchestra is to provide a
significant role in the cultural, educational and aesthetic environment
of the greater college community. The educational process of ensemble
training culminates in a variety of concerts. Recently programmed works
include the original film music from The Last of the Mohicans by Trevor Jones, Hoe Down from Rodeo by Copland, music of the Transsiberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, as well as choral works including Beethoven’s Mass in C.
The ensemble serves a dual function for students at Adrian College of
providing a variety of performance opportunities, as well as
instruction and thorough preparation for high standards of performance.
Equally important is the opportunity to offer all musically inclined students on our campus the opportunity to continue performing.
Students and participants in the orchestra will be involved in
competitive auditions each semester and sectional rehearsals with
skilled coaches and teachers.
Orchestra rehearsals take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in
Spencer Hall from 7-9 p.m. The ensemble is offered during the fall
and winter semesters. Individual practice, score study and listening is
expected outside of scheduled rehearsals.