Who We Are
The Engineering Chamber Orchestra (EChO) is an organization open to all musically inclined students, faculty, and staff throughout The University of Texas at Austin. Our mission is to preserve musical interest and appreciation by encouraging our members to promote music in the community.
We offer members the opportunity to participate in unique chamber ensemble experiences and a casual, fun orchestra not found anywhere else on campus. EChO members rehearse a variety of music in ensembles of two to five members and/or a chamber orchestra. At the end of each semester, they have the opportunity to showcase their efforts in a public concert series. Members also have opportunities to promote music by teaching kids about the science behind music and performing at nursing homes.
What We're Fundraising For
EChO’s main goal is to be a place for UT students to come together to create music in a fun and relaxed environment. It also allows friendships to develop over a shared love for music. For many, it allows them to stay in touch with their creative side while also giving them a break outside of their studies. We’re always looking for ways to foster a creative environment, whether that be performing for open mic nights, attending Austin Symphony Orchestra concerts, or having musical pieces commissioned for our orchestra.
The generosity of our donors will allow EChO to adapt, grow, and continue providing a space for students to share their love of music. Gifts allow EChO’s members to come together whether it be through social events, purchasing music that our ensembles request to play, or providing a stage for our orchestra to perform at their concerts. Music is what ties our members together, creating friendships and memories that last a lifetime.