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
  • Stephanie Magnus, bassoon
  • Brian Osborne, trumpet
  • Aaron Brask, horn
  • Todd Lockwood, string bass
  • Kayo Ishimaru, harp

JU Orchestra