Goshen College Symphony Orchestra

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Christopher Fashun

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is a group that varies in size and repertoire from that of chamber orchestra to full philharmonic dimensions. Formed in the 1950s, it has actively performed standard symphonic repertoire ever since. The group presents concerts of major orchestral works each semester. In addition, it accompanies the choirs, operas and student winners of the Concerto-Aria Competition.

Christopher Fashun, Conductor

Christopher Fashun, DMA, is an assistant professor of music at Goshen College where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, directs the Lavender Jazz Ensemble, oversees the music education program, conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera, and teaches applied percussion.  In 2011, he became the music director of the Elkhart County Honors Youth Orchestra where he has the opportunity to work with talented high school musicians throughout Elkhart County. Dr. Fashun holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Saint Olaf College in Northfield (Minn.) and received his M.M. degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.

Audio Samples

Title Performed by Composer
Overture from Candide Symphony Orchestra Leonard Bernstein
España Symphony Orchestra Emmanuel Chabrier
Danzon No. 2  Symphony Orchestra Arturo Marquéz

Upcoming Concerts

  • Goshen College Symphony Orchestra

    Apr 16, 7:30 pm

    The GC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Christopher Fashun, will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Concert Hall.  Tickets $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

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