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.
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.
Director of Orchestral Studies