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Moody Campus Orchestra

Moody Campus Orchestra

The Moody Campus Orchestra consists of students and faculty members from Moody Bible Institute, and musicians from the local community. Performing a diverse repertoire, the Orchestra plays classical and modern music and arrangements of church music. The Campus Orchestra’s ministry is to share the joy of music and our faith in God through music. Strong community relationships are built and maintained as the orchestra performs in venues including churches and schools locally and beyond.

Meet the Conductor

Dr. Daniel Mattix is the conductor of the Moody Campus Orchestra. Dr. Mattix enjoys a diverse career as a church musician, conductor, composer, and professor. He teaches a variety of classes in composition, music theory, and church music, in addition to private lessons at Moody Bible Institute. His compositions have been performed in 35 states and nine countries. Dr. Mattix has also been active as a worship leader in his local church in the years since graduating from MBI. He and his wife (an MBI alumna herself) enjoy making music with their two children and also maintain a private music school in Chicago’s western suburbs.

Daniel Mattix

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Audition Requirements

Membership in the Moody Campus Orchestra is open upon audition to qualified undergraduate students and Moody employees. Auditions take place during Welcome Week in August. A typical audition for the Moody Campus Orchestra includes:

  • Playing two contrasting pieces (appropriate pieces include those used for contests, etudes from private lessons, or solos played at church)
  • Scales from memory
  • Sight-reading

Audition by recorded materials is accepted. Please contact Dr. Daniel Mattix, Conductor of the Moody Campus Orchestra, for information or to schedule an audition at