As a member of the Furman Symphony Orchestra, you will perform important works of the symphonic repertoire and discover composers from different cultures, styles, and eras from early to contemporary. Students work on technical and musical aspects of orchestral performance in a professional environment. FSO’s goal is that over your four years at Furman University you will experience playing symphonic poems, concertos, symphonies, operas, and overtures.

The Furman Symphony Orchestra is one of the few collegiate orchestras in the country composed entirely of undergraduate students. Over 60 members rehearse twice a week and present four to five performances each year, including performances with Oratorio Chorus and the winners of a biennial Concerto Competition. Members also perform in the pit for opera and musical theatre productions of the Sarah Reese Lyric Theatre.


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6PM




Auditions for the orchestra occur during fall orientation for incoming students who have not previously gone through the music scholarship and major acceptance auditions. More information can be found here.

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Contact Prof. Simón Gollo at

Meet the Faculty

Simon Gollo

Associate Professor of Music, Violin; Conductor, Furman Symphony Orchestra

Anna Joiner

Visiting Associate Professor Music - Viola, Chamber Music, and String Education

Christopher Hutton

Professor of Music - Cello, String Chamber Music, Music History/Literature

Ian Bracchitta

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Double Bass and Bass Guitar

Anita Burroughs-Price

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Harp

Steve Newbrough

Adjunct Instructor of Guitar

Andrew Carlson

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Fiddle and Violin

Matt Dingledine

Visiting Lecturer, Music