The LOU (Lafayette/Oxford/University) Orchestra is made up of faculty,
staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students from many
departments of the campus, together with community members from
many walks of life. Membership is by audition. String
performers usually audition during the spring semester for the
next academic year. Auditions for wind instrumentalists are held
during the registration period of each semester.
L-O-U Symphony performing Joseph Haydn's Heiligmesse
with the University Choruses.
Regular rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Wednesday
evenings during the fall and spring semesters. Preliminary rehearsals for
strings are held during the registration period of each semester. Concerts
for full symphony orchestra are given on the University campus each semester
in the Gertrude Ford Center for the
University Orchestra scholarships are available by audition to qualified
string instrumentalists, regardless of major field of study. Auditions are
arranged by appointment at the mutual convenience of the prospective student
and the Department of Music faculty. Audition material should include
selections that demonstrate the performer's ability to best advantage,
preferably in both lyrical and technical passages. Total duration should be
10 to 15 minutes. Call or write the Department of Music to arrange an audition
date and time, as well as campus tours and other informative activities.
Although personal visits are encouraged, auditions may be made through
The University of Mississippi adheres to the principle of equal
educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, sex,
color, creed or national origin. This policy extends to all programs
and activities supported by the University.