About the WCUSO: The West Chester University Symphony Orchestra is a respected and vibrant ensemble of the School of Music. We present 6 to 7 concerts each year, performing music from the 18th century to the present, and an annual spring outdoor picnic concert called the "Quad Concert.” Performances are sometimes presented off campus in guest locations, and at various area schools and festivals. These concerts have been in distinguished venues like the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
We annually invite distinguished masterclass artists, such as Ricardo Morales and Amy Oshiro of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Our concerts include innovations like smartphone-friendly program guides, pre-concert chats with guest artists, audience interaction features, and member spotlights. Orchestra members write program notes, create concert PowerPoint presentations, and participate in creating and launching new initiatives. Membership is open by audition to any student attending West Chester University.
To learn about our Music Director and Conductor, Mr. Joseph Caminiti, see his bio here.
Mission: The West Chester University Symphony Orchestra seeks to educate its members to perform and teach at a highly competent level, preparing students for vital careers in music, while offering artistic insight and beauty to the entire University and surrounding communities.
Vision: To grow continually in musical excellence, promote healthy working relationships, and foster a keen artistic sensibility that dynamically connects with the ever-changing culture of the listening public.