The Elon University Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1962 by Dr. Malvin Artley under the name of Elon College Community Orchestra. The name was later changed to the Elon University Chamber Orchestra. The purpose of the orchestra however has remained since its inception; to provide students, community members and area professionals with an ensemble of high calibre that is dedicated to performing standard orchestra literature. In addition, select members of the ensemble make up the pit orchestra for the Performing Arts Department's fall musical production.
Q. Is an audition required for membership in the orchestra?
A. Yes. Membership in the orchestra is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester.
Q. How do I set up an audition?
A. You should contact the conductor prior to the beginning of classes for an audition time and place.
Q. What does the audition consist of?
A. A prepared piece from standard orchestral literature, scales and sight reading.
Q. Are there scholarships available for participation?
A. Unfortunately, no.
Q. Where and when does the orchestra rehearse?
A. The orchestra rehearses in the Model Fine Arts Center on Monday Evenings from 7-9 p.m.
Q. Can I receive academic credit for orchestra?
A. Yes, students completing successful auditions are registered for Music 103 E for 1 semester hour credit.
Arnaud - Bugler's Dream from Charge!
Bach, J.S. - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (Omri Shimron, piano)
Bach, J.S. - Cantata No. 55 (Gerald Knight, tenor, Elon University Chorale)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor (Lise Keiter-Brotzman, piano)
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C Major
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Bishop - Symphony For Strings
Coleman - Adieu
Coleman - To Remember
Corelli - Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 (Anne Selliti, cello)
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "New World"
Ellington - Mood Indigo (Matt Buckmaster, trombone)
Gossec - Weihnachtssuite, Suite de Noels
Green - The Butcher's Canticle Of The Earth (World Premiere) (Jon Metzger, percussion)
Grainger - Irish Tune From County Derry
Grieg - From Holberg's Time, Suite In Olden Style
Grimani - Sinfonia from Pallade e Marte
Handel - Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 1
Handel - Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 10
Hanson - Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"
Haydn - Piano Concerto in D Major (Victoria Fischer Faw, piano)
Haydn - Sinfonia from the Opera, La Fedelta Premiata
Haydn - Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Haydn - Symphony No. 31 in D Major "Mit dem Hornsignal"
Haydn - Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor "Farewell"
Hofeldt - The Gift
Holst - St. Paul's Suite
Hovhaness - Armenian Rhapsopdy No. 3
Hovhaness - Fantasy On Japanese Woodprints (Tony Sawyer, marimba)
Hovhaness - Symphony No. 21
Kern - They Didn't Believe Me (Brad Linde, alto saxophone)
Lully - Suite from Roland
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor (Victoria Fischer Faw, piano)
Mendelssohn - Sinfonia No. 10 in B Minor
Mercer - Laura (Brad Linde, alto saxophone)
Mercer - Tangerine (Matt Buckmaster, trombone)
Mozart - Serenade in G Major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
Mozart - Sonata No. 14 in C (Mary Alice Bragg, organ)
Mozart - Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major
Mozart - Symphony No. 4 in D Major
Mozart - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major
Mozart - Symphony No. 6 in F Major
Nelhybel - Music For Orchestra
Pärt - Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten
Pärt - Perpetuum Mobile
Pedrollo - Concertino for Oboe and Strings (Thomas Turanchik, oboe)
Petty - Moon Shadows
Purcell - Overture from the Ode ,Who Can From Joy Refrain
Purcell - Dido And Aeneas (the complete opera)
Riley - Olson 111 (Elon University Camerata, Stephen Futrell director)
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor (Ruskin Cooper, piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov - Procession Of The Nobles from Mlada
Salieri - Overture from La Scuola di Gelosi
Sibelius - Andante Festivo
Scarlatti - Christmas Cantata (Polly Butler Cornelius, soprano)
Stamitz - Symphony in E-flat Major
Johann Jr, and Josef Strauss - Pizzacato Polka
Richard Strauss - Overture from Elektra
Stravinsky - Song Of The Volga Boatmen
Susato - Three Dances
Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major
Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suite from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Vivaldi - Autumn and Winter from The Four Seasons (Daniel Skidmore, violin)