Symphony Orchestra


Welcome to the Iowa State University Orchestra Program homepage!

Orchestras at Iowa State have a long tradition of excellence, and the ISU Orchestra Program continues this tradition by presenting exciting, intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving concerts every year. The 2017-2018 season features incredible performances by the ISU Symphony and guests including Repsighi's Pines of Rome, Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5, and Orff's Carmina Burana.

As we do every year, the ISU Symphony will showcase some of the best student musicians on campus during its annual Concert of Soloists.

Continuing our celebration of the American orchestral tradition and sustaining our commitment to the performance of living composers, the ISU Orchestra Program has commissioned a new work to be premiered on our opening concert. Vincent Calliano's mind-bending The Facts and Dreams of the World According to Michael Jackson was such an enormous success on our opening concert last year, that we asked him to write a brand new piece for us.

The ISU Orchestra Program is social! The ISU Symphony is on Facebook and Twitter, and we have our own YouTube Channel. Check out the links and take a look at clips from our past performances! Now that you can watch us, be sure to like us, and follow us too!

I am excited about the musical and educational opportunities this year. I hope you will join us either as a member of our orchestras or as a member of our audience. Please explore our newly updated site to find out more about upcoming concerts, how to join the orchestra, scholarship opportunities, and additional ways you can be a part of the amazing work these students do.


Thank you for your continued support!

For more information, e-mail Rachel Hansen - Ensembles Assistant - - 515-294-6441