We will be holding auditions on Saturday, September 8th from 11am - 3pm in Lawn Room 41 West! You can RSVP to the Facebook event here and sign up for a 15-minute audition slot here. Walk-ins are also welcomed! Come prepared with a brief solo piece of your choosing (classical is great!). You will also be asked to play the excerpt below and to do some sight-reading. Email rmsatuva@gmail.com with any questions. Can't wait to hear you!

Violin Audition Piece
Viola Audition Piece
Cello Audition Piece

founding members at thier first official rms performance in fall 2012

Radio Music Society began as a small string quartet in the Fall of 2011. The first four members practiced string arrangements of popular music Friday afternoons in the Humphrey's basement common room mostly playing for themselves and the occasional audience of a few friends or the maintenance guy. They even performed a couple times at small gatherings and concerts. After receiving such positive praise from peers and other organizations, the goal turned to sharing this form of music with the University and the community. Radio Music Society became an official contracted independent organization at the University in the Fall Semester of 2012.


In the Fall of 2014, RMS expanded the group and welcomed 6 members! This year we will be taking a couple more...

String quartets have always been considered a niche or reserved only for classical music, but there's so much more to it than the world of Shostakovich, Bach or Mozart. Like the name implies, Radio Music Society plays anything you hear on the air, by artists from every genre. We love symphony music, but sometimes we just want to play something more modern...



Radio Music Society

16 members
8 Violinists
4 Violists
4 Cellists


RMS performs as guests at various events in and around the Charlottesville community.


RMS has semester Fall and Spring concerts held in the U.Va. Chapel. 


  • President: Maddie Conroy (2019)
  • Vice President: Katie Poore (2019)
  • Treasurer: Megan Chappell (2020)
  • Secretary: Katerina Silis (2020)