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The Corvallis-OSU Symphony, lead by music director Dr. Marlan Carlson, is an ensemble of about 130 members consisting of students, music faculty, community players and professional musicians from Eugene, Salem and Portland. Students may participate for credit or as auditors simply for enjoyment. Orchestra scholarships are available to students of all majors, and many orchestra scholarship recipients are pursuing majors in the sciences, engineering or business. Repertoire from recent seasons has included Mahler's Second, Fifth and Sixth symphonies, Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony, Ein Heldenleben and Sinfonia Domestica, the Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Symphonies of Shostakovich as well as major works by Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams and Brahms. Regular rehearsals for the full orchestra are held on Monday evenings.
Highlights from the 2016-2017 season include: Prokofiev's Third Symphony, Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, Bruckner's Symphony No.8, Debussy's "La Mer" and a suite from Richard Strauss' opera "Die Frau ohne schatten."
For information about the symphony or to schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Marlan Carlson via email or telephone (541-737-5591).
The OSU Chamber Orchestra is designed specifically for students looking to continue playing classical music throughout their college experience. It also serves as a laboratory for graduate student conductors, with a focus is on the Baroque and Classical repertoire for chamber orchestra. This one credit course meets on Tuesday from 1400-1550 in Benton Hall 202 and gives one public performance each term. Please register for MUS 168, MUS 368, or MUS 599. (Overrides available.)
For 2016-2017, the ensemble is conducted by graduate teaching assistant Hannah Sneller, and directed by Dr. Marlan Carlson. If you are a student wanting to play in the ensemble for credit, please contact Dr. Carlson. If you are a student who wants to register for Chamber Orchestra as a non-credit course, or if you are a faculty or community member who wishes to join the ensemble, you may register through the SAC Academy.