Campanile Orchestra

(MUSI 334), 1 credit
The Campanile Orchestra is a symphony orchestra made up of talented non-music majors and members of the greater Rice community who wish to continue their orchestral activities. The group plays works from the standard literature and meets on Saturday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The orchestra performs three concerts per academic year. Email for more information.

Meet the Music Director

Associate Conductor, Jerry Hou

Jerry Hou recently concluded his studies at the Eastman School of Music and work with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. At Eastman, he conducted the orchestras and and led the new music ensemble Ossia. With the Rochester Philharmonic, he served as a cover conductor, working with the orchestra in classical, children, and family concerts. This past season, Jerry worked with the Saint Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall and made his debut with the orchestra in the US Premiere of John Cage's Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras. In addition he made debuts with Orchestra of St. Luke's and Slee Sinfonietta as well as continuing work with Ensemble Signal.


Sunday, November 20, 2016 6:00PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017 6:00PM
Repertoire performed this season includes Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Smetana’s Moldau, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Holst’s The Planets, and Dvorak Symphony 9.


Tuesdsay, August 23, 2016 5:00-9:30PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:00-9:30PM
Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:00-9:30PM

Auditions will be held at The Shepherd School of Music in Room 1402. Sign up for an audition time on the Campanile Orchestra bulletin board at the Shepherd School. Auditions will be 5 minutes long and consist of, two contrasting excerpts of the student’s choice that demonstrate musical and technical abilities, and all of the major scales.