2018/19 UCI Symphony Auditions are scheduled for Welcome Week!

Strings are on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, while Winds, Brass, and Percussion are on Wednesday, September 26.
All prospective orchestra members should contact the Conductor's Assistant, Ms. Yali Chen, by e-mail ( to schedule an audition time slot, and to obtain further instructions.

As of Monday, August 13, all audition excerpts have been posted at the Audition Repertoire page. Please download and practice the excerpts. Your execution of these excerpts, as well as your solo will determine you acceptance in the orchestra.

This year's Orchestra Retreat is scheduled for October 26 - 28. Members will depart from UCI, by bus, at 3pm on Friday the 26th. (Please make arrangements to obtain excuses from any funtions which will conflict with this date and time).

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 7pm, in room 220 of the Music and Media building.




The front page of the Symphony Page gives a basic outline of some of the performances for the year, especially the Fall Quarter's activities.

The first concert will include:

Strauss - Overture to Die Fledermaus
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme (Sarah Koo, cello soloist)
Mumford - Symphony "The Four Winds" (world premiere)












The Conductor

Dr. Stephen Tucker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Riverside Lyric Opera Company.