University Orchestra

Music stands and instruments laying on the ground

The KU University Orchestra is an ensemble open to all enrolled students at the University of Kansas regardless of major. The UO meets once weekly during the Fall semester on Tuesday evenings from 6–7:50 pm and once weekly during the Spring semester on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:50 pm. The UO rehearses in Murphy Hall, Room 118, and typically presents 1-2 concerts per semester.

The University Orchestra is open to all players without audition. If you play a wind instrument and would like to get some orchestral experience, this is a great starting place. If you played an instrument in high school and want to keep playing, this is the ensemble for you! The atmosphere is fun and friendly, and a great opportunity to meet new friends on campus.

The University Orchestra, founded in Fall 2020, had its origins in a student-led group, the Bravura Chamber Orchestra, established by a former KU student and conductor, Kris Hilding.  Since its debut, KUUO has created interdisciplinary concerts partnering with the likes of the KU Astronomy department as well as playing alongside KU Symphony Orchestra.  KUUO promotes a mission of community outreach and focuses on both traditional and creative, diverse musical experiences.

To register your interest and to find out more, please email