The Huxford Symphony Orchestra performs six concerts and an opera each year on the campus of UA. A key component of the ensembles program at the University of Alabama School of Music, the orchestra is open to music majors as well as students from other disciplines around the university. The Huxford Symphony rehearses for two hours twice a week and students receive college credit for playing in the ensemble.


During the 2016-2017 season, the orchestra will perform Mahler’s Symphony no. 4, Gershwin’s American in Paris, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamporphosis, and Dvorak’s Symphony no. 8, among other works. The Huxford Symphony will welcome composers Christopher Theofanidis and Clint Needham for on-campus residencies as we present works by each composer. We will collaborate with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra in a side-by-side performance and will perform as the pit orchestra for the University of Alabama Opera Theater’s spring production. We are the official orchestra of the International Trumpet Guild’s 2016 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition and will feature faculty soloists and the winners of our student concerto competition on concerts throughout the season. For more information, visit

We hope you will join us for the 2016-2017 Huxford Symphony season.

For more information, including how you can audition for the Huxford Symphony, contact Dr. Blake Richardson, director of orchestral studies.