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Friends University prepares you to become part of something larger than yourself. For academics as for life, purpose is found here.

The perfect place to start.

Your interest in orchestral performance has a future starting at Friends University. You’ll be prepared to pursue professional instruction or performance, while establishing a firm intellectual foundation and boundless artistic development.

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Orchestra Highlights

Your passion for music.

Our string ensemble performs many styles of music, including classical, folk, fiddle, 20th century, improvisation and more.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for both degree-seeking students and non-majors who want to continue their string playing.

Exceptional Faculty

Highly qualified and experienced faculty on every instrument. At Friends University you will have the opportunity to work very closely with faculty while having wonderful leadership and solo opportunities!

Annual Events

Orchestra events include an annual spring concert featuring the winner of the Miller Competition – a prestigious student concerto contest.

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Orchestral Ensembles

Where the fun begins.

Participation in ensembles fulfills degree and scholarship requirements, and provides an opportunity for both the development of solo and group performance skills, and the integration of applied and academic studies. Ensembles provide a supportive community of excellence to foster professional and personal growth and to represent the university.

  • University Community OrchestraThe University Community Orchestra consists of instrumentalists from the university and the community. The 60-piece orchestra presents several annual concerts and performs standard orchestral literature as well as contemporary works. Dr. Lillian Green is the conductor of the University Community Orchestra.
  • Chamber OrchestraThis orchestra is an auditioned ensemble performing diverse genres and styles of music. The 20-piece string ensemble performs on campus and in the community. Dr. Lillian Green is the conductor.
  • Chamber EnsembleVarious small instrumental ensembles are formed according to student interest and availability. These ensembles are coached by faculty specialists and also satisfy chamber performance requirements.

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