Symphony & Chamber Orchestras | University of Portland

Symphony & Chamber Orchestras


Welcome to the University of Portland Orchestra! Conducted by Dr. Rebekah Hanson the UPO is a full symphony orchestra open by audition to all students across campus, regardless of major. The ensemble is dedicated to exceptional performances of a wide variety of historical and contemporary orchestral literature, including works for string orchestra. Works for chorus and orchestra are performed in conjunction with the university choirs on a regular basis. An annual concerto competition open to all students provides opportunities for the winners to perform as guest-soloists with the ensemble.

Mission Statement:

The University of Portland Symphony Orchestra is an inclusive community of musicians seeking opportunities to inspire and enrich lives through engaging with a diverse selection of orchestral works. We encourage students to become leaders and life-long learners, giving them the tools to experience, explore, and expand their technical and musical skills.



Students interested in auditioning for the UPO should contact Dr. Rebekah Hanson for an audition appointment, or with any questions they may have.