The University Chamber Orchestra is open by audition to all students of the University. With a string ensemble as its core, the Orchestra adds wind and brass performers to suit the repertoire of each concert. The University Chamber Orchestra presents one full concert each semester in addition to the annual Parents-Family concert along with special holiday performances.
One or two soloists, chosen from the annual Willamette University soloist competition perform with the Orchestra in its spring concert. Audition requirements include a short solo piece and sight-reading.