“This marvelous and exceptionally well-equipped environment is so heart-warming and so encouraging.  In every way the UA School of Music faculty and students are committed, focused, and talented. It is clear they are having a wonderful time, dedicating themselves to the highest level of achievement. I have rarely felt so optimistic for the future of a school.”

-Roger Chase
Internationally Renowned Viola Soloist

String Chamber Music

Capstone Quartet
Capstone Quartet

The University of Alabama offers a large variety of chamber music for strings, ranging from two to eight players. Works such as Trios by Mozart, Dvorak and Smetana; Quartets by Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartok; the Mendelssohn Octet, and many other works have been performed by our students. We have also had many mixed groups with winds and strings, such as the Bartok Contrasts and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. At times, we combine faculty and students to present large chamber works in order to give the students a professional-level experience.

Huxford Symphony Orchestra

Huxford Symphony Orchestra Side-By-Side with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

A key component of the ensembles program at the University of Alabama School of Music, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, is open to music majors as well as students from other disciplines around the university. The Huxford Symphony rehearses from 2-3:45pm on Monday and Wednesday and members receive college credit for playing in the ensemble.