The University Orchestra is open to juniors and seniors who demonstrate advanced-level skill on an orchestral instrument (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion). Membership and seating are determined by auditions which are held at the start of every semester. The Orchestra performs a wide range of repertoire from the orchestra/chamber orchestra literature, and also choral works with the University Choir. Concerts are held at least twice each semester, and frequently include combined programs with the Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute, and with other area college orchestras. Membership includes OU students, faculty, community members and music students from area music schools. Prerequisite:  Four semesters of MUS 17621 or consent of instructor (based on audition demonstrating upper division level performance skills).