Welcome to UrbanaPops.org! The
Urbana Pops Orchestra is a collection of Central Illinois
musicians working to bring high-quality orchestral music to
Urbana, Illinois and its surrounding communities while providing
an opportunity for students to play with the finest
Audition for our 2014 Summer Season!
Professional orchestral musicians and student interns
are invited to audition for our upcoming concert season!
Students, you will get the chance to play exciting
repertoire, gain professional experience, and improve
your playing skills! You will sit next to some of
the finest musicians in Central Illinois.
More information on
UPO Free Recital Series
Please join us for one or all 5 recitals
featuring UPO professional and student musicians!
Sunday, Jan. 12 - Nathaniel Geiger, trombone
Sunday, Feb. 9 - Karen DeBauche, clarinet
Sunday, May 9 - Ai Yamaguchi, flute
Sunday, April 13 - Lydia Tang, viola
Saturday, May 17 - Sara Sasaki, violin
All recitals start at 2:00 PM at the
Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.
Thanks to the Urbana Free Library for co-sponsoring
2014 Composition Contest
Young composers are encouraged to submit their works for the
2013 UPO Composition Contest AMERICANA: Music from the
Senior Division - 19 to 35 years of age
Junior Division - 18 or under
Composers must be living in or full-time students in East
Central Illinois. The winner will have their work
performed at a concert during the UPO's 2014 summer season.
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About the Urbana Pops
We are a locally-grown, 65-piece
ensemble composed of music educators, college music majors, and
seasoned community musicians sharing their stands with talented
youth musicians. Our goal is to bring high-quality,
popular orchestral music to the community at little or no cost
and to nurture talented young musicians.
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