About the Orchestra

symphony conductor

The ECU Symphony Orchestra, one of the University’s most prestigious ensembles, enjoys a fine reputation for being one of the highest quality ensembles of its kind in the region. The orchestra performs several times each year, playing a wide variety of literature chosen from the standard orchestral repertoire, contemporary works, music for smaller instrumentation or chamber orchestra, as well as works for full orchestra. In addition, there are great opportunities for solo and chamber music experience. The School of Music is host to a great number of guest artists that work closely with our students throughout the years. The ECU Symphony is open to music majors and to musicians who choose to major in other disciplines.

ECU Symphony Music Director and Conductor Jorge Richter is Associate Professor of Music at East Carolina University. He holds a B.M. in violin performance from the Parana State School of Music and Fine Arts in Curitiba, Brazil, an M.M. in conducting from Andrews University, and a D.M.A in conducting from Michigan State University. Dr. Richter has held similar positions at Truman State University, Oklahoma State University and The University of Tennessee. He has served as guest conductor of the Tulsa Youth Symphony, the Oklahoma Youth Symphonies, the Espirito Santo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brasilia National Theater Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the National Music Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra in Amman, Jordan, the Chungnan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sang Rok Festival Orchestra in South Korea, the Antunes Chamber Orchestra and the 25th Brasilia Summer Festival Orchestras in Brazil. He studied violin and viola with Robert Dan, I-Fu Wang, and Klaus W├╝sthoff, conducting with Leon Gregorian and Osvaldo Colarusso, and chamber music with Joseph Fuchs, Robert Dan, Yuko Iwatami, George Sopkin, Barbara Stein Mallow, and Andrew Dawes. Dr. Richter is an active violist and has performed with the Utah Music Festival, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, the Brasilia Summer Music Festival and the Tulsa Philharmonic.

For more information on the orchestra, contact:
Jorge Richter, Conductor [e-mail]
ECU Symphony Orchestra
East Carolina University
School of Music
Greenville, NC 27858