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Orchestral Studies

Emory University Symphony Orchestra

The nationally recognized Emory University Symphony Orchestra (EUSO) presents an annual season of dynamic performances with major works from the established orchestral repertoire and new works of the 21st century.

The EUSO also combines forces annually with Emory’s celebrated University Chorus to feature masterworks of the rich symphonic-choral tradition. In addition to collaborations with faculty and other distinguished guest artists, students have the opportunity to appear as soloists with the orchestra as winners of the annual Concerto and Aria Competition.

True to the spirit of the liberal arts environment, the large scale symphony orchestra draws its membership from not only the Department of Music but from all disciplines across the campus. Largely populated by music double majors, the orchestra warmly welcomes the participation of qualified non-majors and graduate students with appropriate backgrounds.

The EUSO is featured regularly on Atlanta’s National Public Radio affiliate with broadcast performances including Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Holst The Planets, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and No. 10, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and No. 6, and Philip Glass Cello Concerto No. 2 with acclaimed cellist, Matt Haimovitz.


The EUSO rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm (Strings) and Thursdays from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm (Full Orchestra).