The orchestra is the core ensemble of the orchestral program at California State University San Bernardino. Membership is comprised primarily of music majors, in addition to instrumentalists from the CSUSB and greater San Bernardino communities. This ensemble provides the opportunity for string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and keyboard musicians to become well versed with masterworks of the symphony orchestra repertory, in addition to occasional works for chamber and string orchestra. Community engagement and educational outreach opportunities, and a yearly tour are also a part of this ensemble's offerings.

The Director

Dr. Lucy Lewis
Assistant Professor of Orchestral Music Education; Conductor, Orchestra

Office Location: Performing Arts Building 217
E-mail: lucy.lewis@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5085

Dr. Lewis conducts the CSUSB Orchestra, is the applied violin and viola professor, coaches string chamber music, and teaches string methods and pedagogy. View full bio.

Ensemble Rehearsal Times
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 – 5:50 p.m., Room 127, Performing Arts Building. 

CSUSB Orchestra Membership

Students, CSUSB faculty members, and community artists are all invited to participate in the California State University San Bernardino Orchestra. Membership in the CSUSB Orchestra is open to all students regardless of major; you do not have to be a music major to participate. Auditions are held on the first day of class each quarter. To view the audition requirements and sign up for an audition time for Winter Quarter 2019.

Prospective Students

Please speak with us about joining the CSUSB String and Orchestral Studies area programs. Interested students must first apply to California State University San Bernardino, send official test scores and other materials to the CSUSB Office of Admissions, and schedule an audition.

Detailed information regarding the CSUSB admissions process may be found here:

CSUSB's string faculty members are active performers and pedagogues with extensive professional experience. We would be delighted to speak with you about the possibility of joining our program and so please contact us with any questions you may have.

Lucy Lewis, Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Orchestra
Mi Hyeon Chu, Cello
Scott Worthington, String Bass
Mary Dropkin, Harp
Stuart Green, Guitar

Prospective students are also encouraged to contact the CSUSB Music Department by email at musicadmissions@csusb.edu with specific questions about music courses, programs, and degree tracks.


For more information about the California State University San Bernardino Chamber Orchestra, please contact Dr. Lucy Lewis at (909) 537-5085 or lucy.lewis@csusb.edu.