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Belhaven University and Jackson Community Symphony Orchestra

Belhaven University Symphony OrchestraDr. Stephen W. Sachs, Conductor

Belhaven University & Jackson Community Symphony Orchestra (BJCO) - The BJCO is a Belhaven based University/Community Symphony Orchestra that provides our students and Jackson community instrumentalists a wonderful opportunity to study, perform, and enjoy the profound symphonic music. Under the artistic conductor and music chair, Dr. Stephen Sachs, the group has enjoyed a rapid growth in numbers and artistry. All instrumentalists are encouraged to audition for this great opportunity. Recent performance repertoire includes:

Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503 by W. A. Mozart
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 by Peter Illitch Tchaikovsky
Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Collaboration with Belhaven University Choirs:
Te Deum by Franz Joseph Haydn (conducted by Dr. Christopher Shelt)
Psalm XXIX by Dr. Andrew Mark Sauerwein
Te Deum by Mark Hayes

Chariots of Fire
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Exodus: An Orchestral Tone-Picture
Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
Highlights from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins
Mission: Impossible Theme
Music from Apollo 13
Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Song from M*A*S*H*
Star Trek
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Pink Panther
The Prince of Egypt
Themes from Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Auditioning: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, String

Substantial scholarships are available for instrumental majors. Music ensemble scholarships are available for non-music majors. Highly qualified students may audition to perform with the Jackson based Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for extra income. Many Belhaven instrumentalists are playing/have played with the MSO while gaining a professional orchestra experience.

Scholarship Requirements: Application, solo audition, sight reading/scales, letters of reference, a personal interview, and compliance with required rehearsal and performance commitments.
Because the Belhaven Symphony Orchestra will represent Belhaven in a significant way, scholarship recipients must be supportive of the Belhaven University Mission.

Click here for information about the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Stephen Sachs, Chair of Music 601-968-6471 or Or you can contact the Admission Office at or 800-960-5940 (toll free) or 601-968-5940 (locally). Also, you can fill out our online form to request additional information.

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