Welcome to Orchestral Studies!

The UNT Orchestral Studies program involves over 175 undergraduate and graduate students and offers performance opportunities for majors and non-majors. With approximately 80% of its members receiving a scholarship, the UNT Symphony Orchestra and UNT Concert Orchestra consist of students from 26 states and 18 countries. Ensemble placement is by audition only.

The Masters and Doctoral orchestral conducting program at the UNT College of Music is designed to prepare capable young conductors for professional and academic careers. Degree candidates work with Maestro Itkin in an intensive study environment that combines classroom study in technique, score study, interpretation, style, rehearsal technique, repertoire, programming, and public speaking, with extensive practical experience in front of various orchestral ensembles.