Adam Kerry Boyles, Music Director
Founded in 1884, this full-size orchestra is comprised primarily of MIT and Wellesley College students. MITSO performs four concerts each year and may be taken for credit (21M421). Membership is by audition. From J.S. Bach to John Harbison, concert programs feature a broad range of challenging repertoire spanning works of the early Baroque era to contemporary compositions, including music for film and theater. Student and professional soloists are periodically featured as are MIT student and faculty compositions. The Orchestra holds an annual Concerto Competition in February.
The central mission of the MIT Symphony Orchestra is the cultural enhancement of education at MIT by presenting music performances at the highest level of artistic excellence by nurturing new works and young artists, and by developing and sustaining the widest possible audience.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-10pm in Kresge Auditorium.
Musicians in the MIT Symphony Orchestra range from freshman to post-docs, and come from a variety of fields including: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Mathematics, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Management, Architecture, Materials Science & Engineering, and Music. In addition to MIT and Wellesley College students, MITSO participants have included students from Tufts University, Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory and Olin College.
The MIT Symphony Orchestra holds semi annual auditions. All local students, MIT community members, and local musicians are welcome to audition, however, priority is given to MIT students.
Auditions are by appointment only. Auditions for the fall semester begin the last week in August. Auditions for the spring semester are held the first week of February. See the MITSO Manager (Joya Abbott-Graves) in the Concerts Office, 4-243 to sign up for an audition time. Her office hours are Monday-Friday, 12pm to 4pm.
Two short contrasting pieces of your choice that show your very best musicianship, scales (major, ALL minor, chromatic) and sight-reading. Returning members should visit MITSO's Stellar site for additional audition requirements.
MIT Symphony Orchestra, Adam K. Boyles, Director
Joaquin Turina, Fiesta en San Juan de Aznalfarache from Sinfonia Sevillana