Director: Dr. Martin David Jones
The Augusta State University Orchestra is a large ensemble comprised primarily of Augusta State University music majors and minors, as well as a few ASU non-music majors and community members. The orchestra began as the Augusta College Youth Orchestra directed by Dr. Eloy Fominaya. Dr. Angela Morgan was appointed music director in 1995 and the ensemble was renamed the Augusta State University Orchestra. Since 2005 Dr. Martin David Jones has been Music Director. Since its inception, the Augusta State University Orchestra has grown in size and quality. In addition to its regular concert season performances, the orchestra also performs run-out concerts at Brandon-Wilde, plays at the ASU graduation ceremony, and is the featured ensemble for the concerto competition winner’s concert. The orchestra’s repertoire includes composers as diverse as Bach, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn, Ennio Morricone, Michael Torke, and John Williams. This Season’s highlights include the Gala concert with jazz great Wycliffe Gordon and a special concert as the featured ensemble for the 2010 Georgia Music Teachers Association Conference.
Scheduled Performances for Spring 2011