Membership in the OWU Chamber Orchestra is open to all qualified OWU students on string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. We perform one concert per semester featuring a wide range of repertoire from Bach and Mozart to Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, and for forces ranging from orchestral to chamber-music size, depending on the number of participants in the ensemble.

Join the Chamber Orchestra

Prior performance in an orchestral setting is typical for our musicians. However, a few passionate students have utilized OWU's private lesson program (and a lot of practice) to become meaningful contributors to our performances.

Auditions will take place during the first week of classes. Audition date, time, and location TBD. Please direct questions to the director, Deborah Price.

Your audition will include two examples of your performance ability:

  1. A short lyrical excerpt that demonstrates tone quality and melodic expression.
  2. A short technical excerpt that demonstrates range, rhythmic facility, articulation, and fast passage dexterity.

Department Contact Info


Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
P 800-922-8953
F 740-368-3314

Department Contacts

Chair: Frank Chiou
Associate Professor of Music

Academic Assistant: Lisa Hill
740-368-3702 (Sanborn Hall – Music)
740-368-3846 (Chappelear Drama Center – Theatre)