Many orchestral instruments students are members of the CUA Symphony Orchestra, which performs major orchestral works regularly throughout the year. The Orchestra also serves as the ensemble for CUA Opera Theatre, and is featured in the Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, broadcast on EWTN from the Basilica of National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception each year. In addition, the orchestra plays for the CUA Chorus when performing major works. This gives the CUA Symphony Orchestra players a deep breadth of scope and repertoire during their years at CUA. Graduate students and undergraduates sit together in the ensemble, creating an opportunity for mentorship between experienced players and new music students. Special events include a recent appearance at Carnegie Hall featuring selected members of the Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione.
Membership is by audition, and is open to all University students.
Orchestra seating auditions will occur the first week of classes.