David Jacobs, conductor 

The University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra is the premiere orchestra at UO and one of the finest university orchestras on the west coast. The UOSO is committed to a robust musical experience for both students and audiences. Audiences enjoy thoughtful and exciting programming delivered by fresh musical talent, while students have the opportunity to collaborate with living composers, guest conductors, and soloists.  

The orchestra performs seven unique programs throughout the academic year, and also serves as the pit orchestra for the UO Opera Ensemble. The UOSO collaborates regularly with the University Singers, presenting works such as Mozart's Mass in C minor and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Recent symphonic repertoire highlights include Bach Brandenburg Concerto #3, Beethoven Symphony #7, Brahms Symphony #1, Mahler Symphony #1, Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition and Higdon Blue Cathedral. 

For additional information on current performance dates, rehearsal schedules, auditions and repertoire visit the symphony's external website


David Jacobs, conductor 

The Campus Orchestra is designed for students who want the opportunity to play in orchestra, without the time commitment and stringent audition requirements required to play in the UO Symphony Orchestra. Campus Orchestra welcomes students from all academic disciplines and rehearses at the School of Music on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 7:50 p.m. 

No audition is required. Students should register for MUS 396 (undergraduate) or MUS 696 (graduate). Please take a minute to answer our brief questionnaire after registering. 


The Oregon Electronic Device Orchestra (OEDO) employs all types of recent technology to provide a unique performance experience for its members. Students enjoy the opportunity to learn from guest artists like John Chowning, Chris Chafe, Jon Appleton, Allen Strange, Xiaofu Zhang, and Carla Scaletti. 

*Indicates no audition required 

Ensemble Auditions