The Texas State University Orchestra Program offers an inclusive and positive educational environment while striving for the highest possible level of musical performance. The TXST Orchestra Program presents major works of the symphonic canon, concerti, chamber repertoire, new music, opera, and choral masterworks.
Texas State Symphony Orchestra
The Texas State Symphony Orchestra is the flagship ensemble of the orchestral program. The TXST Symphony presents 4-6 major concert performances each year and frequently collaborates with the Texas State choirs. In addition to concert presentations, the TXST Symphony also regularly collaborates with internationally renowned visiting guest artists and faculty soloists, as well as the Texas State Composition Program to showcase the works of student composers.
The Symphony Orchestra is open by audition to all Texas State students. Audition is required for anyone interested in performing with this orchestra. The TXST Symphony Orchestra has performed by invitation at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention and the American String Teachers Convention. The symphony orchestra has toured Europe, performing in Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland and has been invited to perform at the White House Christmas celebration.
Rehearsals are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 to 3:50pm and is a one credit hour course.
Texas State Chamber and Opera Orchestra
The Texas State Chamber and Opera Orchestra is a specialized, classical sized ensemble drawn from the symphony orchestra and presents two concerts and performs for two opera productions annually. In May 2017 the TXST Chamber Orchestra toured Central Europe giving concert performances in Budapest, Prague and Vienna.