Chad Hutchinson, Director of Orchestras


The orchestra program offers performance opportunities and orchestral training for music majors as well as non-music majors. The UW–Madison Symphony Orchestra specializes in works written for large orchestra and recent performances have included symphonies by Brahms, Martinů, and Dvořák, and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. All-University Strings rehearses on Monday evenings and is open to all students without an audition.

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  • Symphony Orchestra

    Dr. Chad Hutchinson, conductor

    Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30–6:00 PM in Mills Concert Hall
    Spring concerts are Thursday, February 14; Sunday, March 10; and Friday, April 26, 2019.
    Course Number: Undergraduate 660-062, Graduate 660-570; 1 credit.
    Prerequisite: Audition required.
    Description: The Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra of approximately 80 musicians. It typically has six performances each year, including opera and works with chorus. The Symphony Orchestra is open to music majors and non-music majors by audition. Auditions for the Symphony Orchestra are held prior to the beginning of classes in the fall semester, and auditions for spring-semester vacancies are held in December.

  • All-University Strings

    Pedro Oviedo, conductor

    Rehearsal Schedule: Lab 001 Monday 6:30–8:00 PM; Lab 002 Monday 8:15–9:45 PM; both in 1341 Humanities.
    Spring concert is Saturday, April 27, 2019.
    Course Number: 660-060. 1 credit.
    Prerequisite: No audition required.
    Description: All-University Strings is open to string players regardless of major. No audition is required. All-University Strings meets on Monday evenings and performs one concert each semester.