Since its inception in 2007, the BYU-Hawaii Chamber Orchestra has garnered a reputation for stirring performances and exciting collaborations. With a core of twenty five strings and winds, the group often expands to over forty performers, including a full orchestral contingent of brass and percussion. The Chamber Orchestra finds its roots in the orchestral works of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, but often surprises audiences with a taste of the new or unexpected. Under director Daniel Bradshaw, performance highlights have included Vivaldi's Gloria with the BYUH Concert Choir, the premiere of a 2011 orchestral work for children called World of Dinosaurs, and an off-the-wall April Fool's concert featuring classical favorites laced with numerous stunts and gags.

Clips from past performances:  

Ase's Death
Pizzicato Polka
Valse Triste


Music Talent Awards are available to students who excel in an orchestral instrument, even if music is not their major. In addition, Music Department Scholarships are available to music majors. Award amounts range from one quarter to full tuition. See scholarships for more information.

Class Meeting Times

The Chamber Orchestra meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:55pm during the Fall and Winter Semesters. Performances include 1-2 concerts each semester, as well as occasional performances at Devotionals or other campus or community events.


Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester (Fall and Winter only) by director Daniel Bradshaw for wind and string players. Brass and percussion players should indicate their interest to join the Chamber Orchestra when they audition with Dr. Kammerer (Brass) or Dr. Duerden (Percussion).


Regular rehearsals are held in A230, the rehearsal hall for the David O. McKay Auditorium. Enter A230 from the outside door to the back of the Auditorium (across the street from the School of Business), then go up the stairs to the rehearsal hall. Performances are held in the 500-seat Auditorium. 

Instrument Rental

Instruments are available for rent to students in BYUH ensembles. For a nominal fee, rented instruments are assigned to players on a semester basis and must be treated with care. If there is damage to the school instrument due to neglect or maltreatement, repair or replacement of the instrument will be the responsibility of the student. To rent a stringed instrument, contact Dr. Bradshaw. For wind, brass or percussion instruments, contact Dr. Duerden.