Orchestra & String Ensemble

Orchestra & String Ensemble

Orchestra & String Ensemble

(2020-2021 Audition Excerpts will be posted in May 2020!)

University Orchestra

This full-sized orchestra performs concerts of the standard repertoire, opera productions, holiday concerts, and more. Each season, the University Orchestra sponsors a Concerto Competition for all music students. Membership is open to both music majors and talented students from across our campus. Auditions are held before each Fall Semester; please contact the conductor for audition details.


Rowan Alumni and Friends: Orchestra and Choir Alumni Weekend

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to University closure.

We look forward to performing for you again next year!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Alumni and friends are welcome to come to more rehearsals if requested.
Music will be available by March 1, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020 (CANCELLED)
7:30 PM
Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University
Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)  
Runestad – Dreams of the Fallen 
Vaughan Williams – Dona Nobis Pacem 
Fetler – In Peace and Joy 
Conductor: Dr. Christopher Thomas
Special Guest: Rowan Alumni Luigi Mazzocchi
Concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Ballet
For more information, contact Timothy Schwarz at: schwarzt@rowan.edu


String Ensemble
Timothy Schwarz, Director

The String Ensemble offers a specialized performing opportunity for those playing the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Interested students should contact the ensemble conductor (schwarzt@rowan.edu).


Thursday, November 14th at 8:00
Boyd Auditorium
   Astor Piazzolla
   Tres minutos con la realidad
   Osvaldo Golijov
   Gabriela Lena Frank
   Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
…and other tragic tales told though music
Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 PM (CANCELLED)
Pfleeger Auditorium
   Bach / Wiancko
   Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor
   Joseph Goodrich
   The tale of Omie Wise (world premier)
   Also featuring the junior and senior concerto competition winners.