About Us

Washington University Pops Orchestra (WU Pops) is a student-run symphony orchestra dedicated to having fun playing great music! Our mission is to make performance and rehearsing opportunities accessible to all student musicians on campus. To this end, we rehearse once per week and hold one large concert per semester.

Membership in WU Pops is attendance-based and students of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Members also choose all the music we play, which mostly consist of themes from movies, musicals, and popular classical repertoire. WU Pops also sponsors regular outings and social events for its members, making it a priority to foster a sense of community that extends beyond rehearsals.

WU Pops is an SU-supported Student Group. We have an Executive Board that runs the operations of the orchestra, and student conductors who lead the orchestra during rehearsals and performances. Want to join WU Pops or hear more about our next concert? Please email us at wupops@su.wustl.edu if you have further questions!