About ten South Carolina School of the Arts students take part in the local, 74-member, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, which is composed of college and high school students, university professors, and community members.
With concerts three times a year, the Anderson Symphony Orchestra performs a variety of music, from Scottish tunes to music from Stanley Kubrick movies. One performance each year is reserved to showcase young musicians in the orchestra, including those from AU.
In addition to gaining performance experience beyond university ensembles, AU students can earn course credit for their involvement in the orchestra, which practices once per week. Orchestra members have access to an array of mentors, such as Anderson Symphony Orchestra conductor Alexander Spainhour, and also can make valuable, professional connections through the group.
Auditions are required to join the Anderson Symphony Orchestra. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Department of Music Chair Dr. David Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.