The Texas State Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and String Orchestra have become well known throughout the state and nation as ensembles of the highest caliber. Our program is open by audition to all Texas State University students, including both music majors and qualified non-majors. The symphony orchestra is highly valued as orchestral performances reach thousands of listeners every year.
The Texas State Symphony Orchestra presents four to six concerts each school year on campus, highlighting standard repertoire from the Baroque to the Twenty-First Century. Symphony members also perform in selected opera productions, as well as in theatre and dance department collaborations. Each year, the School of Music's finest student soloists are featured with the orchestra as winners of the Student Concerto and Aria Competitions. In addition to performances on the Texas State campus, the Texas State Symphony also tours periodically at the state, national and international level.