Belhaven University and Jackson Community Symphony Orchestra

Belhaven University Symphony OrchestraDr. Stephen W. Sachs, Conductor

Belhaven University & Jackson Community Symphony Orchestra (BJCO) - The BJCO is a Belhaven based University/Community Symphony Orchestra that provides our students  and Jackson community instrumentalists  a wonderful opportunity to study, perform, and enjoy the profound symphonic music. Under the artistic conductor and music chair, Dr. Stephen Sachs, the group has enjoyed a rapid growth in numbers and artistry.  All instrumentalists are encouraged to audition for this great opportunity. Recent performance repertoire includes:

Classical:
Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503 by W. A. Mozart
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 by Peter Illitch Tchaikovsky
Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Collaboration with Belhaven University Choirs:
Te Deum by Franz Joseph Haydn (conducted by Dr. Christopher Shelt)
Psalm XXIX by Dr. Andrew Mark Sauerwein
Te Deum by Mark Hayes

Pops:
Chariots of Fire
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Exodus: An Orchestral Tone-Picture
Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
Highlights from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins
Mission: Impossible Theme
Music from Apollo 13
Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Song from M*A*S*H*
Star Trek
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Pink Panther
The Prince of Egypt
Themes from Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Auditioning:  Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, String

Substantial scholarships are available for instrumental majors. Music ensemble scholarships are available for non-music majors.  Highly qualified students may audition to perform with the Jackson based Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for extra income. Many Belhaven instrumentalists are playing/have played with the MSO while gaining a professional orchestra experience. 

Scholarship Requirements: Application, solo audition, sight reading/scales, letters of reference, a personal interview, and compliance with required rehearsal and performance commitments.
Because the Belhaven Symphony Orchestra will represent Belhaven in a significant way, scholarship recipients must be supportive of the Belhaven University Mission.

Click here for information about the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Stephen Sachs, Chair of Music 601-968-6471 or ssachs@belhaven.edu. Or you can contact the Admission Office at admission@belhaven.edu or 800-960-5940 (toll free) or 601-968-5940 (locally). Also, you can fill out our online form to request additional information.

 

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