Instrumental Ensembles

The Drury Chamber Orchestra is comprised of string, wind, and percussion players drawn from the University Community. In addition to regular season concerts, the Chamber Orchestra also collaborates with the opera workshop in a yearly, fully staged opera production. Members of the Chamber Orchestra also perform in the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra. Membership is by audition.

Drury Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, & String Quartet

Outstanding instrumentalists may be selected to be in Drury's three scholarship ensembles, each of which provides a financial award above-and-beyond Department of Music activity grants. These ensembles receive weekly coachings with faculty and perform in twice-yearly chamber music concerts and as part of the Drury Consort.

Drury Wind Symphony

The Drury University Wind Symphony is comprised of wind and percussion players from the University Community. Performing both contemporary and traditional literature for the wind band, the Wind Symphony presents three major concerts yearly and performs at special events and the annual commencement exercises. Membership* is by audition.

Chamber Orchestra

The Drury Chamber Orchestra is comprised of string, wind, and percussion players drawn from the University Community. In addition to regular season concerts, the Chamber Orchestra also presents Peter and the Wolf for several thousand 3rd graders each spring. Members of the Chamber Orchestra also perform in the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra. Membership is by audition.

Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra

The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra (SDCO) is southwest Missouri's regional community orchestra. Anchored by the players of the Drury Chamber Orchestra, the SDCO is open by audition to all musicians in the southwest Missouri area. Music educators, students at neighboring universities, able high school players, professional musicians, and members of the community-at-large all comprise the orchestra's membership. The SDCO presents three full concerts yearly. For membership/audition information, please contact Dr. Christopher Koch.