School of Music

Orchestras

DANIEL ALLCOTT, DIRECTOR / Bryan Symphony and University Orchestras

Phone: 931-372-6179 | Email: dallcott@tntech.edu


BRYAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUS 1080

The BSO is open to Music Majors by audition only. String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion music majors rehearse and perform along-side their studio teachers and other professionals from throughout the region for sold-out audiences six times per year.

ABOUT THE BSO

Begun in 1963-64, the Bryan Symphony Orchestra has brought both classical and pops music to its audience, thanks to the concerted efforts of both the community and university for more than 50 years.

Its annual programming provides a unique opportunity for outstanding music students to play alongside their teachers and mentors. BSO concerts are a collaborative effort of the community-based, non-profit Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association and the TTU Department of Music.

Performances are in the 500-seat Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The facility -- and orchestra -- are named for teacher and composer Charles Faulkner Bryan, a native son of the Upper Cumberland, and former Chair of the Music Department. He was also the first Tennessee musician to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA MUS 1085

If you participated in orchestra in high school and find yourself missing it, here is your opportunity to play again. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Allcott, dallcott@tntech.edu.

  • The University Orchestra is open to all students at Tennessee Tech that have experience playing a stringed instrument, regardless of major.
  • Orchestra is an ensemble class (MUS1080-001) and rehearses on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • The orchestra performs several concerts each academic year, and regularly collaborates with the Tech Chorale. Wind and Brass players are assigned by their studio teachers.