Friends of the Symphony

  • Friends of the Symphony
  • Friends of the Symphony
  • Friends of the Symphony
  • Friends of the Symphony

The UCI Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier performance ensembles at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In existence since 1966, the orchestra offers music majors, non-music majors, faculty, and community members an opportunity to study and perform symphonic music with the highest standards. Under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker, the orchestra frequently collaborates with outstanding faculty performers and professional soloists. The orchestra provides accompaniment for a number of on-campus UCI Opera and Dance productions. In addition, the orchestra performs off-campus for UCI’s Arts Outreach K-12 program and other community events.


Make a Difference

We invite you to join the Friends of the Symphony. As a member, your contributions will provide instrumental support to the orchestra program and will foster the growth of UCI musical scholars. Join us, and take an active part in cultivating the next generation of musicians!

Friends of the Symphony donations support our mission to:

  • Offer talented music students the highest quality conservatory training and opportunities to practice symphonic music of the ages.
  • Produce 5-6 symphonic orchestra performances a year and host musical experiences by renowned artists.
  • Prepare students for professional lives in music through experiences with outstanding faculty performers and professional soloists.

Please consider making a contribution today to support Friends of the Symphony at UCI. Your generous gift will make an impact, enabling us to provide our students with meaningful musical experiences, such as performance tours, exposure to visiting artists, and community engagement opportunities.

Thank you for your generous support of the arts!


Annual Memberships

Please click the "Join Today!" to visit our secure direct giving page.


If you’d like to donate via check please make checks payable to UCI Foundation, and write “Friends of the Symphony” in the notes section, and mail to:

UC Irvine Gift Administration
University Advancement
100 Theory, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92617

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Strozza
Senior Director of Development
(949) 824-0629


Thank you to our current Friends of the Symphony members!

Conductor’s Circle

Anthony Chen


Sharon and Aaron Salinger


Gary and Mindy Chanan
Arlene Vidor


Nina Scolnik


Carolyn Scheer


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Claire Trevor Society





  • Fatima Rizvi-Flores 
    Associate Director of Development
    (949) 824-8750