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.


Students join the Miami University Symphony Orchestra through competitive audition. In order to audition please complete the Audition Form and include a link to your audition video by August 14th, 2022. More specific instructions for your instrument are contained in a file in the Google Drive folder linked below, along with your excerpts.

Strings (Updated for Fall 2022)

Announcement: String students should submit their audition video by Sunday, August 14 at the latest.

Below you will find a link to a folder of audition materials. Specific instructions for your audition are contained in a file in the folder, please read it in it's entirety. Please note that you must be signed into your Miami Google account in order to access these audition materials.

Fall 2022 String Member Audition Excerpts and Instructions»

Audition Form »

Woodwinds and Brass (Updated for Fall 2022)

Audition information coming soon.

For more information, contact director Ricardo Averbach,