Symphony Orchestra on stage

Symphony 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 Spring 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A CLERICAL MISTAKE IN THE AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS! YOUR AUDITION VIDEOS SHOULD BE SENT TO RICARDO AVERBACH BY SUNDAY, JAN. 21, 2018 (and not Jan. 31)

Spring 2018 String Member Audition Excerpts »

Woodwinds and brass (Updated for Fall 2017)

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. An online sign-up form for audition times will be available here in August of 2017.

Below you will find a link to the set of audition materials for Fall 2017. 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