Symphony Orchestra

Two piccolo players perform during an orchestra concert
 Bassoon players perform during orchestra concert
 Closeup of the violin section as they perform with the symphony orchestra
A row of horn players perform with the orchestra

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra (MUSO), with a history dating back to 1890, is dedicated to the quality performance of the orchestral repertoire from the Baroque era until our days, including world premieres by contemporary composers. The ensemble combines undergraduate and graduate students of all majors in pursue of high artistic standards, as well as the professional and artistic growth of its members.

The ensemble has an extensive performance schedule on and off campus, which includes in addition to the orchestral repertoire, a full opera production, concertos with renowned soloists as well as student soloists, choral-symphonic repertoire, ballet and music from other traditions and genres.

Auditions

Strings (Updated for Fall 2018)

Below you will find a links to sets audition materials for your instrument. All instructions for audition are contained within the folder. Please note that you must be signed into your Miami Google account in order to access these audition materials.

Fall 2018 String Member Audition Excerpts »

Woodwinds and brass (Updated for Fall 2018)

Woodwind and brass players wishing to perform in the Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble take one audition to be considered for either or both ensembles. Auditions are held during the first three days of classes, in the evening. Instructions and an online sign-up form for audition times is available below.

Wind Audition Signup »

Below you will find a link to the set of audition materials for Fall 2018. Find your instrument within the set and download the excerpts to prepare. Please note that you must be signed into your Miami Google account in order to access these audition materials.

Wind Audition Excerpts »

For more information, contact director Ricardo Averbach, averbach@miamioh.edu