Millersville University Orchestra

MU Orchestra

Orchestra and/or Chamber Orchestra auditions:
Please provide a link to a youtube video of yourself playing a scale and a short selection of your choice.  The video links should be sent to prior to the deadline. 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12 pm. If you need to extend the deadline until Friday, August 26 at 4 pm please email Dr. Volchansky to request an extension.
Video recording: 
1.  two-octave scale (any major or minor scale)
2.  4-5 min selection/piece that most represents your technical and musical ability
The recording should be provided via a youtube link (either public or private video).  You will be contacted by Dr. Volchansky regarding your placement, and the first rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 4 pm in VPAC 101 (Biemesderfer Hall). 
If you are having difficulty registering for the orchestra then email Dr. Volchansky for assistance.
We look forward to seeing you there, we have a wonderful semester/year of performances ahead and great guest performers planning to visit to perform with the MU Orchestra!


About MU Orchestra

The Millersville University Orchestra is an auditioned large ensemble that rehearses and regularly performs at Biemesderfer Hall as well as Steinman Hall in Ware Center-Lancaster. Led by conductor Vera Volchansky, the Orchestra performs standard symphonic repertoire, collaborates with MU faculty, as well as winners of local competitions, including the Lancaster International Piano Competition and Louis Vyner Competition and often performs with major guest artists.  In the past five years, the MU Orchestra has performed with pianists Santiago Rodriguez, Awadagin Pratt and Ioannis Potamousis, cellist Zuill Bailey, organist Paul Jacobs, clarinetist Robert Spring, soprano Eleni Calenos, among others.  Dr. Volchansky's vision of the orchestral program is to advance the ensemble's level of artistry, create unique and inspiring learning and performance opportunities for the students, and to share the great works of musical art with the audiences in Lancaster.  

For more information please contact Dr. Vera Volchansky at 


MU Orchestra rehearses Beethoven Triple Concerto Op. 56 at the Biemesderfer Hall


Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor performed by Vera Volchansky and MU Faculty