MUSC 1731 - Mondays 7-9 p.m. and Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m.
Contact: Dr. Brian Viliunas

The Samford Orchestra performs throughout the year and features standard orchestral literature, operas, oratorios, concerti, and musical theatre shows. Admission by audition only.

Visit our campus for Woodwind Day, Dec. 1.

Enjoy a morning of music making with Samford woodwind faculty.  Get expert tips for your All-State audition and workshop repertoire in sectionals.  Space is limited to ten students per section: bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, and saxophone.  
Woodwind Day Registration

Audition Information

The auditions are held at the beginning of the fall term.   Students should use https://imslp.org in order to find the part they are most interested in performing from Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers and Sibelius's First symphony. Please watch a preview of the music for our upcoming orchestra season, and learn the music to the best of your ability.

If you have any questions, are unable to access the music or to attend the audition, please email Dr. Viliunas to make arrangements.

Performance Schedule

Patty McDonald Orchestra Series

Brock Recital Hall

  • October 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • November 27, 7:30 p.m., Joint concert with the Alabama School of Fine Arts Orchestra
  • February 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series

Harrison Theatre

The Ghosts of Gatsby, a new American opera commissioned by Samford University
  • November 15-17, 7:30 p.m.
  • November 18, 2:30 p.m.

Orchestra Performances