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

 Inviting any Rowan University Alumni or friends of Rowan Alumni who play violin, viola cello or bass to join the Rowan University Orchestra for the final concert of the academic 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
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
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.