Tell me about the Orchestra!
There are two orchestral ensembles at Augustana University: The Augustana Orchestra and the Augustana University and Community Orchestra.
The Augustana University & Community Orchestra consists of students and community members with the primary goal of producing high-quality musical performances of orchestral music. The orchestra gives talented community members an ensemble in which they may continue to develop their musical skills.
The Augustana Orchestra is an all-student group of approximately sixty musicians, comprised of music majors and nonmajors. This orchestra serves as a laboratory for students interested in pursuing a teaching career as a musician, and those wishing to continue to engage in music making as an avocation.
Both orchestras perform symphonic works and overtures, as well as traditional, contemporary, and popular literature for the orchestra. The orchestra provides several performance opportunities each year, often collaborating with other ensembles and faculty soloists in the Department of Music. The Augustana Orchestra is also featured during Recital Hour, Chapel services, and in Augustana outreach engagements, such as collaboration with high school orchestras throughout the region.
Please contact Dr. Folliard if you have any questions or want to find out more information about the Augustana Orchestra.