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 Music,

Andrew Carlson

Visiting Professor in Violin,

Timothy Easter

Adjunct Instructor of Musc,

Christopher Hutton

Professor of Music - Cello, String Chamber Music, Music History/Literature; Faculty Council Chair,

Anna Joiner

Visiting Associate Professor of Music, Viola,