The Large Instrumental Music Ensembles at UNSW include the UNSW Wind Symphony and UNSW Orchestra, which are managed by the Music Performance Unit with members supported by the Society of Orchestra and Pipers.

These groups were founded as community ensembles, and are open to all instrumentalists at UNSW and beyond. Since being founded in 1989, thousands of students, staff, alumni and community members have played in these two ensembles as an important part of the cultural fabric of the UNSW campus.


In March, Music Performance UNSW undertook a major recording project with its community ensembles to bring to life several Willgoss Composition Prizes from the past...


UNSW Music Performance runs a number of large ensembles on campus open to students, staff and the general community, as well as supporting smaller,...

Five university students wearing black standing in an auditorium holding their woodwind instruments. They smile at the camera.

There are over 100 students, staff and community members in our Large Instrumental Music Ensembles at any given time.