MUSO honored with Outstanding Fine Arts/Performance Organization and Outstanding Multi-cultural Organization for the 2012-2013 Year MUSO at Carnegie Hall in 2012 MUSO Canoe Trip 2011 MUSO performs Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 2006 MUSO Cello Section 2011
Conductor Averbach

General Information


The MIAMI UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is one of the most traditional musical organizations on campus. All musicians are selected through audition (click here for particulars) and the repertoire spans over all the eras of symphonic music, from Baroque until today. Members of the faculty coach the various sections on a regular basis, helping the ensemble achieve an individual sound and homogeneous performance style.

The University Symphony Orchestra is governed by an elected board of directors, who participates in most of the decision making process. It deals with marketing, public relations, personnel issues, organization of events, special concerts and international tours.

General Activities

In addition to the symphonic repertoire, the symphony orchestra participates every year in an opera production and concerts focused on the choral symphonic repertoire. Our interest in diversification is also reflected in our combined work with other organizations. For example, in 2004 a selected instrumental ensemble from the orchestra participated in a rare performance of the fully staged version of Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale. In the fall of the same year, the group performed world music in conjunction with Global Rhythms, another university ensemble, having prestigious professional performers and Grammy award winners as soloists. In the Spring of 2006 the orchestra performed with Dave Brubeck and his ensemble in a gala concert.

Click here to see repertoire lists for the MUSO and OCO.

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra is very active off-campus as well, traveling around the United States and sojourning into Europe and Russia. (Click here for our general history).

The ensemble and Dr. Averbach have also gained national recogntion for musical prowess and performance.

Thus, the Miami University Orchestra, with its sister organization, the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, offers instrumentalists, major and non-major alike, a superior experience in orchestral performance.

For further information, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ricardo Averbach,
Director of Orchestral Studies