Butler School of Music
Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (UTSO) is quickly becoming recognized as one of the top college orchestras in the nation. They have been featured since 2007 as part of The International Festival-Institute at Round Top's yearly "August to April Series," and in 2008 the group performed at The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. In 2009 they performed to wide acclaim at the Texas Music Educator's Association convention in San Antonio, Texas. Students in UTSO have had the opportunity to work with noted musicians such as Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, William Bolcom and Claude Baker, in addition to featured appearances with UT's world-renowned faculty of soloists and composers.

How to join

Membership in Symphony Orchestra is determined via auditions which are open to all qualified students at The University. These auditions take place the first week of classes of the fall term, and are heard by the conductors and the appropriate applied music professor. Professor Zimmermann may call for auditions at the beginning of the spring term.

String Auditions
The excerpts will be available for download in your BSOM students page after August 5 (for the fall semester) and after December 5 (for the spring semester).

String students may sign up for an audition time, outside of MBE 2.116, on a signup sheet that will be posted no later than August 15th of each year.

Audition results will be posted on the Orchestra Board, just outside of the Orchestra Rehearsal Hall (MRH 2.118), shortly after the completion of all auditions. Students who do not qualify for Symphony Orchestra may be recommended for placement in the University Orchestra.

Audition Information Fall 2014
Click here for UTSO AUDITION INFORMATION Fall 2014

Violin

Auditions for all violins will take place on Thursday, August 28th from 8 AM – 5 PM in the PAC Conference Room.

See VIOLIN AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2014 for more information.

Viola

Auditions for all violas will take place on Friday, August 29th from 8 AM – 12 PM in the PAC Conference Room.

See VIOLA AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2014 for more information.


Cello

Auditions for all cellos will take place on Friday, August 29th from 1:30 – 5:30 PM in the PAC Conference Room.

See CELLO AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2013 for more information.


Kontrabass

Auditions for all kontrabasses will take place on Friday, August 29th from 7 – 9:30 PM in the PAC Conference Room.

See KONTRABASS AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2014 for more information.


CONTACT INFORMATION
Gerhardt Zimmermann
(919) 215.1642
gerhardtzimmermann@me.com

Music Director and Conductor, Canton Symphony Orchestra
www.cantonsymphony.org

Music Director and Conductor, Breckenridge Music Festival (CO)
www.brenkenridgemusicfestival.com

Director of Orchestral Activities, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin
zimmermann@mail.utexas.edu

Faculty

   
Gerhardt Zimmermann zimmermann@austin.utexas.edu Professor of Instrumental Conducting