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Furman Symphony Orchestra

At Furman, you don’t have to compete with graduate students for a spot in the orchestra. The Furman Symphony Orchestra is one of only a handful in the country that is composed entirely of undergraduate students. The orchestra, which consists of 80+ members, presents four to five performances each year including two performances with Oratorio Chorus and a biannual Concerto Competition program. Members also have the opportunity to participate in lyric theatre and opera production pit orchestras.

The FSO is open to majors and non-majors by audition. Wind, percussion, harp and piano assignments are based on need and determined by audition. For more information, contact Dr. Andy Carlson at

Meet the Faculty

Anita Burroughs-Price, Adjunct Instructor of Harp

Andrew Carlson, Visiting Professor of Music, Violin and Director of Furman Symphony Orchestra

Tim Easter, Adjunct Instructor, Double Bass

Christopher Hutton, Professor of Music, Violoncello, Music History, Chamber Music

Anna Barbrey Joiner, Visiting Associate Professor of Music, Viola, Music Education, String Area Coordinator