Orchestra

Michael Blaney talks about the UL Lafayette String Program

Orchestra

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Symphony was founded in the 1940s under the direction of George Barth.  Today, it remains an important musical and cultural experience for both the university and the Lafayette community at large.  Musicians include students at UL-Lafayette and members from the surrounding communities. This combination of young, energetic musicians and well-seasoned professionals makes for a unique and positive musical environment. Participation in the orchestra is open to all qualified students regardless of major (music or non-music).

Current and past student orchestra members also perform for several regional orchestras, including the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and the Pensacola Symphony.

Performances

Annual concert highlights include a Halloween Concert, Students Soloists Concert, and our "String Day Performance” where high school students from around the state perform side by side with university orchestra members. The ensemble also performs for many collaborative projects including opera, dance, and guest artists. The conductor of the UL-Lafayette Symphony is Michael Blaney.

Chamber Music

Students participate in a wide range of string, woodwind, and brass chamber ensembles that are coached by School of Music faculty.

Masterclasses

Many leading artists visit the School of Music to perform and give masterclasses.  Recent guests include the Ahn Piano Trio, Trio Cracovia, and the Maia String Quartet.

Scholarships

All students participating in orchestra receive a scholarship regardless of their major.

Orchestra scholarships range from $700 to full tuition. Students can also apply for housing and out-of-state tuition waivers.

Graduate Assistantships include a stipend plus tuition waiver.

Download the scholarship application form for either incoming freshmen or continuing and transfer students, whichever applies to you, and return it to:

Scholarship Committee
UL School of Music
P.O. Box 41207
Lafayette, LA 70504-1207

Dr. Chan Kiat Lim Performs Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Openings

The orchestra has openings in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and piano.

For more information please contact:

Michael Blaney
Director of Orchestral Activities
PO Box 41207
University of Louisiana  Lafayette, LA
70504-1207

337-482-6050 

msb3697@louisiana.edu

UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain at the annual Halloween concert
UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 in C-minor, op. 17 "Little Russian": IV. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Presto

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last updated 09-Feb-2014 at 06:21:14 AM