Founded in 1997, the All University Orchestra (AUO) of Carnegie Mellon University is a student organization that provides its members the opportunity to continue exploring the classical music repertoire and to further develop their overall musicianship. This organization, part of the Department of Student Activities, is open to all members of the University community. It is comprised of three ensembles: All University Orchestra, a symphonic orchestra; String Theory; and Flute Choir. Members are allowed to participate in one or all ensembles. For more information regarding our ensembles, please contact AUO Music Director, Jeffrey Klefstad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AUO is a symphonic orchestra that performs 2 concerts each academic year from a varied selection of repertoire. Previous selections have included compositions by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Copland, Barber, Rossini, Wagner, Verdi and many more. Additionally, the organization presents the biennial Concerto & Aria Competition, which is open to all AUO members and students of the University. All prospective members are asked to audition so parts can be distributed appropriately.
Rehearsals occur on Sunday evenings from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. in the Connan Room located in the University Center.
Founded in 2008, String Theory is a traditional string ensemble that performs chamber concerts around the University and Oakland. Like the AUO, the ensemble performs 2 concerts each academic year from a varied selection of repertoire. Past selections have included the works of Bach, Beethoven, Holst, Grieg, Hindemith, Shostakovich, Corelli, and others. Concerts take place in both on and off-campus venues, such as Kresge Theater and Schenley Plaza. There are no auditions to participate in this ensemble.
Rehearsals occur on Saturday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Margaret Morrison Room 119.
The AUO Flute Choir is a chamber ensemble run by members of the AUO. This ensemble performs along side String Theory during AUO Chamber concerts, which are presented each fall and spring semester. Repertoire performed include traditional pieces, as well as original compositions and arrangements.
Rehearsals location and time is dependent upon the members and schedules. For more information, please email Andrew Dewey at email@example.com.