Lipscomb University's Chamber Orchestra presents a concert of works for strings each semester. The orchestra is also combined with winds for the musical production each fall semester and for other special programs.
Select members of the Chamber Orchestra may be selected to perform in the Avalon Trio, under the supervision of Dr. Jerome Reed. This trio is devoted to the performance of classical chamber music for violin, viola and cello. Other chamber groups may be organized as talent warrants. Participation is open to outstanding students who are members of the Lipscomb Chamber Orchestra.
Dr. Ben Blasko, Visiting Professor of Instumental Studies
As a conductor, Benjamen Blasko has been invited to conduct performances and lead master classes across the U.S. He is a founding member of the Agora Brass Ensemble, made up of graduate students and music educators devoted to exposing and developing music for the brass medium. Blasko’s primary teachers include Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Dennis Fisher, Nicholas Enrico Williams, Jack Stamp, Jason Worzbyt, Brad Genevro, William Stowman, Timothy Dixon, Thomas Leslie, and Linda Tedford. As a recording engineer, he has been involved in the recording, editing and mastering processes for many world-class organizations such as the UNT Wind Symphony, University of North Texas Symphonic Band, IUP Wind Ensemble, the Messiah College Wind Ensemble, Dr. William Stowman, Tromba Mundi, the Agora Brass Ensemble, the Keystone Wind Ensemble, members of the Colorado Symphony, Covalence, and the Messiah College Concert Choir. Dr. Blasko received his B.S. in music education from Messiah College with a focus on trumpet, his M.A. in wind conducting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a D.M.A. in wind conducting from the University of North Texas. He has also completed courses in conducting at UNLV.