Wayne State University

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University Orchestra

University Symphony Orchestra  
Kypros Markou, conductor

Phone: (313) 993-4303
Email: aa0952@wayne.edu
Office: 2362, Old Main
MUA 2810 (undergraduate) 7810 (graduate)
Rehearsals meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday • 12:50 to 2:20 pm.
Credit hours: 1


String musicians are offered the unique opportunity to perfect their craft in the heart of Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center while studying with members of the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra and other noted Detroit musicians. 

Orchestral Faculty: 

Kypros Markou, Professor and Director of University Symphony Orchestra
Laura Roelofs, Area Coordinator of strings and Violin


*Marian Tanau, violin

*Hai-Xin Wu, violin
*James Van Valkenburg, Viola
John Madison, viola
*Marcy Chanteaux, cello (retired)
Judith Vander Weg, cello 
*Larry Hutchinson, bass

Stephanie Shapero, oboe 
Laura Larson, flute
*Sharon Sparrow,  flute

*Shannon Orme, clarinet 
Mark Flegg, trumpet
*Karl Pituch, horn

*Marcus Schoon, contrabassoon

*Robert Williams, bassoon

Gary Hellick, trombone
Kenneth Thompkins, trombone
Neal Campbell, tuba

*Detroit Symphony Orchestra musician


Click here to listen to an excerpt from the University Orchestra performance on March 4, 2009.