Members of utuo pose with their instruments

University Orchestra



T-Th, 7–8:30p   
MRH 2.118

Dress rehearsals (mandatory for all UTUO performers) are held 6:30-10pm in Bates Recital Hall on the Sunday prior to each Tuesday night concert.

UTUO is a 1-credit-hour course.



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.


ALL university students are eligible to audition for University Orchestra for all standard orchestral instruments (except piano). Auditions are in both Fall and Spring semesters. Students admitted in Fall do not re-audition in Spring.

Students may choose to register for the course either before or after the audition. In the event a student is not selected, they can drop the course credit according to standard university policy. Registering for the course does not guarantee admission.


Audition Info

Farkhad Khudyev

Music Director, Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Professor of Music in Orchestral Studies


Read More about Farkhad Khudyev

Ke-Yuan Hsin

Co-Director, University Orchestra

Teaching Assistant, Orchestral Conducting

Read More about Ke-Yuan Hsin

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.

Upcoming Performances

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Previous Seasons



Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, Eroica

Florence Price
The Oak

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13

Bedřich Smetana
Vltava (The Moldau)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13, Winter Dreams




Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a 

Alexander Borodin
Symphony No. 2 in B Minor

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Aram Khachaturian
Suite from Masquerade

Florence Price
Symphony No. 1 in E minor

Franz Von Suppé
Overture to Light Calvary

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme for
Cello & Orchestra



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

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