The String Program at Campbellsville University has grown by leaps and bounds in the
past few years. What started in 1996 as a humble community ensemble
has grown to a full-size orchestra comprised almost entirely of CU students
and faculty. The program has expanded to include a string chamber
ensemble and several string quartets and trios.
The University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, performed by
invitation at the 2004 Kentucky Music Educators Association In-Service
Conference. The String Chamber Ensemble won an invitation to the same
conference in 2007. Members of both of these ensembles recently
participated in the Kentucky Inter-Collegiate Orchestra. In
fact, the majority of the string section of the University Orchestra
was selected to participate in the 2009 Kentucky Inter-Collegiate Orchestra.