Welcome to UrbanaPops.org! The
Urbana Pops Orchestra is a collection of Central Illinois
musicians working to bring high-quality orchestral music to
Urbana, Illinois and its surrounding communities while providing
an opportunity for students to play with the finest
2015 Composition Contest
composers! UPO invites you to enter your piece in our 2015
Composition Contest. The winning two
pieces (junior and senior divisions) will have their pieces
peremiered at the June 2015 UPO concert, as well as feedback for
all entries from a panel of experienced composers.
Deadline for entries:
January 31, 2015
For details and guidelines on your submission, please see the
entire Composition Contest Rules.
Support the Orchestra!
The Urbana Pops Orchestra is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization. This means your donations are tax-exempt!
Please read more on how to donate to the
UPO and support its mission.
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About the Urbana Pops
We are a locally-grown, 65-piece
ensemble composed of music educators, college music majors, and
seasoned community musicians sharing their stands with talented
youth musicians. Our goal is to bring high-quality,
popular orchestral music to the community at little or no cost
and to nurture talented young musicians.
Read more about UPO