Symphony Orchestra on stage

Symphony Orchestra

Established in 1809, The Miami University Symphony Orchestra (MUSO) is dedicated to the quality performance of the orchestral repertoire and to the professional and artistic growth of its members. Each year over 60 Miami students from participate in the ensemble under the direction of Ricardo Averbach. The ensemble has an extensive performance schedule on and off campus, annually presenting four concerts of standard orchestral repertoire and other events such as concerto accompaniments and choral/orchestral collaborations.


String players take an audition during the first three days of classes, in the afternoon. Auditions are based on orchestral excerpts (sent in advance to interested students). Additional information on auditions, including requesting orchestral excerpts to prepare for the audition »

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. Email Gary A. Speck, for required audition music. Auditions are held during the first three days of classes, in the evening. Sign-up sheets for audition times are in the lobby of Presser Hall.

For more information, contact director Ricardo Averbach,