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Joining the ISU Orchestra Program is easy!

Step 1: Apply online

Step 2: Register for Music 181 at your June orientation session

Step 3: Download your audition packet PDF (AVAILABLE NOW!)

Step 4: Practice, Practice, Practice!

Step 5: Audition!

Auditions will take place August 20 - 21, 2017. Sign-ups for audition times will be available August 14th on the Symphony Orchestra Board in Music Hall.

Step 6: Contact Dr. Jacob Harrison if you have any questions!

ISU Symphony Orchestra: Music 181
Rehearsals: Tuesday & Thursday 4:10-6:00 pm

ISU Chamber Orchestra: Enrollment is restricted
Rehearsals: TBD

If you are interested in joining the ISU Symphony, you are encouraged to register for the course before you audition. This is the only time that MUSIC 181 is offered. All participants in orchestra are required to register and be available for all rehearsals and concerts. For more information on the audition process or scholarships follow the links below!

The ISU Chamber Orchestra is a select group drawn from the ISU Symphony, for more information about all of the ensembles that are a part of the ISU Orchestra Program follow this link.


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Have questions? Contact:

Dr. Jacob Harrison
Director of Orchestral Activities | 515.294.3978

109 Music Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011