JU Orchestra

The Jacksonville University Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble that presents four on-campus concerts per year, with additional off-campus performances and opportunities. Membership is open to both music majors and non-music majors.  Repertoire is broad-based, and spans everything from the Baroque to contemporary music, and classical masterworks to “pops.” The JU Orchestra has recorded sound tracks for the JU Film Department, and regularly collaborates with opera, musical theater, and choral productions, as well as showcasing compositions by faculty and students.  Whether seeking a career as a music educator or planning to pursue a performance career, the JU Orchestra prepares students for “real world” orchestral experiences.  By including performers from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on the music faculty, students have the opportunity to receive instruction from these artists at their applied lessons, and then seeing them on stage performing at the symphony hall.

JU music professors include these artists affiliated with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra:

Marguerite Richardson, violin, viola
Artie Clifton, clarinet
Scott Watkins, piano 
Tony Steve, percussion 
Shannon Lockwood, cello
Les Roettges, flute 
Eric Olson, oboe
Anthony Anurca, bassoon
Brian Osborne, trumpet
Aaron Brask, horn
Todd Lockwood, string bass
Kayo Ishimaru, harp

TCH Exterior
Terry Concert Hall
JU Orchestra
 JU Orchestra featuring Dr. Scott Watkins
JU Orchetra Film Recording
JU Orchestra recording original film score by
Dr. Scott Watkins
Maser Class Albers Trio 
String master class with Albers String Trio
JU Chamber Strings
JU Chamber Strings in Community Concert
JU Orchestra
JU Orchestra in Concert