The Marywood University Symphony Orchestra
The Marywood University Symphony Orchestra is open to all Marywood students, regardless of major, as well as to select pre-college students and members of the greater community with previous instrumental experience. We take great pride in being a welcoming and inclusive orchestra that serves as a hub for interactions between music majors, non-music majors, high school students, local music teachers, and community members. You will meet both life-long friends and professional contacts by playing with The Marywood Symphony Orchestra.
Our orchestra experience is designed to equip Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Performance, and Arts Administration majors with the real-world skills needed to be successful in their fields. The Marywood Symphony Orchestra actively strives to create experiences which will enhance the education of its Music Therapy and Arts Administration students as well as its Performance and Music Education students. For example, in the Spring of 2021, The Marywood Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Marywood Music Therapy Program to present a Music and Healing concert, designed to combine techniques in Music Therapy and Orchestral Performance for a live audience.
Each semester the programming is determined based on the needs of the students at that time, and students will experience not only large-ensemble rehearsals, but also small sectionals, group work, aleatoric improvisation, early music performance practice, and some popular styles including film scores. Due to our liberal-arts orientation, The Marywood Symphony Orchestra is able to customize to the needs of the students at that time, and students are afforded a tremendous amount of opportunity to learn and grow from the moment they set foot on campus as a first-year student.
Our repertoire has included:
Standard Core Repertoire, New Music, and Early Music Including:
Symphony No. 1 in C Major - Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in D Major - Schubert
Symphony No. 2 in D Major - Chevalier de Saint-George
Prometheus Overture - Beethoven
Cortège de Bacchus - Delibes
Cumbia y Congo - Still
Canzon Noni Toni - Gabrieli
Rain on a Tin Roof - Gimon
Three Pieces in Old Style - Gorecki
And Collaborations with Student Concerto Soloists and The Marywood University Concert Choir
A Child of Our Time – Tippett
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major – Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major – Mozart
Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 6:45 PM in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.
For further information:
If you are interested in joining the orchestra or would like more information about the ensemble, please contact Prof. Evan Harger, Director of Orchestral Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org