The St. Edward’s University Orchestra is open to all students with prior experience playing in band or orchestra. The orchestra also includes SEU faculty and staff as well as guest musicians from the Austin community, creating a full orchestra with seasoned sound.
Our concerts have included premiered works, classical favorites, and collaborations with students and faculty and in the visual, literary, and performing arts. We perform both on campus and off campus, averaging two to three concerts per semester.
If you are interested in playing with the orchestra contact Dr. Radmer
or call 512-567-0181
Auditions for the 2015-2016 school year will be announced soon.
Concert Schedule Fall Concert Sunday, October 18 at 7:30 in Jones Auditorium or Mabee Ballroom
Festival of Lights Concert with St. Ed’s Choirs, Jazz Band and Mariachi, Friday, December 4 at 7:30 in Mabee Ballroom
Music Director Robert Alan Radmer has been the Music Director of the SEU Orchestra since 2010. Additionally, he is the founder and Music Director of the Balcones Community Orchestra and the Central Texas Medical Orchestra, both in Austin, TX. He has worked with youth orchestras and adult ensembles in six states, and for ten years was Music Director of the Eastern New Mexico University Symphony Orchestra.
Radmer’s primary conducting studies were with Gurer Aykal, General Director of the Turkish National Symphony. Radmer attended by invitation the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen (2001) and the Conductor’s Institute at the University of South Carolina (2002), and studied under conductors David Zinman, Murray Sidlin, Robert Spano, Donald Portnoy, Samuel Jones, and Kate Tamarkin.
Radmer has performed as a violist with chamber ensembles and orchestras in over two thousand performances since 1981 in 21 states and ten countries. He was awarded the Doctorate in Viola Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993, and has served on the music faculties of Texas State University, the College of Saint Scholastica, Eastern New Mexico University, and Southwest Texas State University. Radmer was honored by being named Teacher of the Year in 1996 by the American String Teachers Association (New Mexico Chapter).
Radmer teaches violin, viola and guitar in his private studio, and in his spare time he is a composer of concert music and is also an active member of the popular music scene in Austin. He also performs and records as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and improvising violist.
Member Information Rehearsals
Rehearsals for the Fall Semester begin August 30.
Rehearsals are 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Mabee Ballroom in the Ragsdale Center. Rehearsal location is subject to change, so make sure you are on Dr. Radmer’s mail list for orchestra announcements.
Please bring your own music stand to rehearsals. Please take very good care of your music, keep it in the folder and return all of it after the concert.
Concert attire is dressy ALL black.
Gentlemen should wear dress pants and button down dress shirt. Jackets and ties are not required.
Ladies may wear dressy slacks or skirt with a blouse or a dress.