- The Marquette University Symphony Orchestra provides members with
an opportunity to develop and share musical talents through
participation in a large-group setting.
- Membership is open to any full-time undergraduate student who plays violin, viola, cello, or string bass.
Symphony Orchestra is registered as MUSIC 1300 in the University’s
undergraduate course bulletin.
- Students may choose to enroll in Symphony Orchestra for credit,
and in this case, credit earned in Symphony Orchestra (MUSIC 1300)
counts towards the music minor offered through the College of
- Associate membership is available to any part-time undergraduate
student, graduate/professional student, faculty member at Marquette
University or Marquette University alumni at the discretion of the
director, Dr. Jason S. Ladd.
- Auditions are conducted for seating purposes only. All levels of
musical ability are welcomed and encouraged.
- Literature is selected from all periods of music history.
- Some university-owned orchestral instruments are available for
- Rehearsals are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in
the Varsity Theatre. Orchestra is a performance-based course.
Consequently, attendance is the basis for grades in the course. Dress rehearsals and
performances are mandatory.
- The Marquette University Symphony Orchestra performs concerts in
October, February, and April, and participates in other events throughout the year.