Millersville University Orchestra

MU Orchestra

Orchestra audition information

To audition for Orchestra and/or Chamber Orchestra, please send a 3-5 min recording of yourself playing a piece that most represents your ability technically and musically.  The recording should be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, August 24.  The recording cannot be of the same piece that you had auditioned with last semester.  It is best if you upload the recording to youtube and provide Dr. Volchansky with the youtube link.  You will be contacted by Dr. Volchansky regarding your placement and the rehearsal information. The email for the audition recording is


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