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UCD Symphony Orchestra


The UCD Symphony Orchestra is a full-size orchestral ensemble that performs a broad repertoire of classical, romantic and 20th century works, in addition to concerts featuring movie scores and popular music. The orchestra gives 3/4 major performances annually, including one in the National Concert Hall and regularly performs throughout Europe, having visited Mannheim, Uppsala, Leuven and Strasbourg in recent years. The orchestra has also performed at the European Student Orchestra Festival in Belgium, and at the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras at the NCH.

Regular rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at 6.30–9pm, with extra sessions scheduled closer to concerts. The UCDSO can be taken as an elective and a number of scholarships are available.

Further Information

Auditions take place during the first two weeks of the start of term. To request an audition please fill out the form (opens in a new window)here, or email (opens in a new window)orchestra@ucd.ie for further information.

We are now accepting video submissions. You will be required to perform a prepared piece of 3–4 minutes duration and a short orchestral excerpt.

You will find further information on rehearsals and upcoming concerts on the UCD Symphony Orchestra website.

UCD School of Music

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8178 | E: music@ucd.ie