A world-class university demands a world-class orchestra.

The Symphony Orchestra is one of the pinnacle ensembles of music education and performance. Its talented musicians are devoted to their art and the pursuit of musical excellence. As an important component of Akron’s music scene, the UA Orchestra enlivens both the UA campus and Akron community with their performances.


Our Commitment

The UA School of Music is committed to offering students scholarship support, which affords them a top-tier musical education and ensures they have access to study with our dynamic School of Music faculty. To raise these necessary scholarship funds, we are excited to establish an orchestra endowment.


We Invite You to Endow a Chair with the UA Orchestra

By endowing an orchestra chair through the Maestro's Circle, you propel the musical arts to a new summit. Through generated scholarship funds the School of Music can continue attracting the best and brightest student musicians pursuing careers in performance and education. The Maestro's Circle presents a beautiful opportunity to solidify your personal love for music or to celebrate and honor your loved ones.


Join the Maestro's Circle

Join us in our climb to ever-higher performance excellence.

Contact Us:
Kasey Willener, Director of Development, at 330-972-7520 or to learn more and join the Maestro's Circle today.


The Maestro's Circle Endowed Chairs *

Available Chairs Inventory Scholarship Investment Annual Scholarship
Principal Section Chairs 13 $1,000,000 $42,000
Ensemble Section Chairs 55 $100,000 $4,200

The School of Music Studios

Concertmaster, Violin Flute Clarinet Trombone
Viola Obeo Bassoon Piano
Cello Horn Trumpet Percussion
Bass All naming opportunities are subject to approval by The University of Akron Board of Trustees