Please read Maestro Michael Pratt’s latest blog post regarding plans for the upcoming Fall semester, in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Princeton University Orchestra (PUO) is the flagship symphony orchestra of Princeton University and is one of the most prestigious and highly-acclaimed collegiate orchestras in the country. At over one hundred and twenty undergraduate-musicians strong, we hold eight annual performances in Alexander Hall and tour internationally every other year. Since 1977, Maestro Michael J. Pratt has served as the Music Director for our ensemble. The upcoming 2020/21 season will mark Michael Pratt’s 43rd year with PUO.

On this website, you can find information about our current season, as well as an archive of our past concerts, a listing of our current membership, links to performance media, and more! If the Princeton University Orchestra has made a positive impact on your life, please consider supporting the orchestra and helping us further our mission!


Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in joining PUO this semester. An updated list of members for the 2020/21 season is now available here, and our first mandatory Zoom meeting will be today, 9/7, at 4:30pm EDT.

On Friday, 7 August 2020, the University canceled all in-person plans for the Fall semester due to the ongoing pandemic. Please refer to Maestro Pratt’s latest blog post for information about how this will affect PUO’s plans for the upcoming (virtual) season.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, in-person PUO performances are canceled indefinitely. Please check back soon for details about the virtual programming we hope to offer in lieu of our traditional concert season. We look forward to returning to the stage as soon as possible!

Visit out our YouTube Channel for high quality videos our past performances.

We were named one of the top 20 college orchestras in the country!