College of Fine Arts and Design

Orchestra

The Orchestra Division of the UCO School of Music consists of the UCO Symphony Orchestra, the
UCO Chamber Orchestra, and several other student chamber ensembles. The division offers the student a wide range of pedagogical, orchestral and chamber music experiences. With a rich heritage of symphonic literature as a basis for repertoire selection, the group fosters opportunities for participants to expand their technical, intellectual, and musical skills.

Kara Middleton, UCO Cellist

Orchestras categories:

Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Ralph Morris, Director
Dr. Lori Wooden, Associate Conductor

The UCO Symphony performs on the UCO campus, as well as throughout Oklahoma and the surrounding region. During the spring of 2003, the Symphony performed for the College Music Society's Regional Convention in Waco, Texas. During the fall of 2002, they performed as a featured ensemble during the opening week of the Eismann Performing Arts Center in Richardson, Texas, sponsored by the Texas Chinese Performing Arts Academy. Internationally recognized soloists perform regularly with the orchestra and offer master classes during their campus visits. Famed Viennese violist Eduard Melkus was the guest in the spring of 2002, providing coaching clinics with chamber groups, interaction with the orchestra in rehearsal, and master classes on performance practice and pedagogy.

For more information, email rmorris@uco.edu

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Delara Hashemi, piccolo


Chamber Orchestra
Dr. Hong Zhu, Director

The Central Oklahoma Chamber Orchestra is an elite performing group made up of the finest string players from the UCO Symphony and the UCO string faculty. They perform challenging and diverse repertoire in a setting that allows for faculty collaboration, as they sit in the ensemble and perform alongside their students. In addition to numerous campus appearances, this group has played for prestigious Oklahoma City area social functions in a variety of venues that bring visibility and recognition to the university and the School of Music. The Chamber Orchestra has toured to New York City and Vienna, Austria, and China. 

For more information, email hzhu@uco.edu

Listen to the UCO String Faculty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w27CPY6ldNk
Nour - written by Claude Chalhoub and arranged by Stefan Grasse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDlIIBj8BVc
A Jazz Etude for Solo Cello - written by Benjamin Boone

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String Bass Section, 2011-2012