The University of Texas University Orchestra (UTUO) is the university's campus-wide orchestra, drawing its membership from throughout the university community. Led by graduate students in orchestral conducting, the UTUO welcomes all UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty, staff and affiliates to audition. UTUO performs two concerts each semester that reflect a wide and exciting range of symphonic literature.

Farkhad Khudyev

Music Director, The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Professor of Music in Orchestral Studies



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Ke Yuan Hsin

Co-Director, University Orchestra

Teaching Assistant, Orchestral Conducting

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Universtiy Orchestra is open to all qualified students across the university by audition. Auditions are in both Fall and Spring semesters. Students admitted in Fall do not re-audition in Spring.

Audition Info




T-Th, 7–8:30p   
MRH 2.118



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The University Orchestra on Bate Recital Hall stage
A horn player performs during an orchestra performance.
Male Conductor conducts the University Orchestra
First and second violinists perform at a University Orchestra concert.
A female conductor leading the University Orchestra.

Previous Seasons



Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Leonard Bernstein
Overture to Candide 

Claude Debussy
Petite Suite

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 in D Minor

Edvard Grieg
Suite No. 2 from Peer Gynt

Giuseppe Verdi
Overture to La Forza del destino 

Carl Maria von Weber
Overture to Oberon


Johannes Brahms
Allegro from Symphony No. 4

Antonín Dvořák
Violin Concerto in A Minor

Edward Elgar

Franz Liszt
Les Préludes, S. 97

Leevi Madetoja
Symphony No. 1 in F Major

Jean Sibelius
Finlandia, Op. 26

Richard Wagner
Overture to Tannhäuser


Samuel Barber
Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8 in F Major

César Franck
Symphony in D Minor, Op. 48

Mikhail Glinka
Overture to Russian and Ludmilla

Arturo Mårquez
Danzón No. 2

Dimitri Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No. 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Overture to Romeo and Juliet


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