The USA Symphony Orchestra (MUO 133, 433, 533) is a select performing ensemble of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists, augmented by guest artists from the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Robert Seebacher conducts the Symphony Orchestra with an emphasis on classic orchestral literature and live performance. The ensemble debuted on April 3, 2012 to standing-room-only audience.
Recent literature performed includes Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, selections from Dvořák's Eighth Symphony, Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, Tchaikovsky's March Slav, and more. The top musicians in the USA Symphony Orchestra also have the opportunity
to perform as the USA Opera Orchestra, in conjunction with the USA Opera Theatre program.
Recent USA Opera Orchestra performances include Smetana's The Bartered Bride and Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.
The Symphony Orchestra is open to music majors and non-majors with prior instrumental performance experience in high school or junior college. All students must win an audition each semester in order to join the ensemble.
Students who wish to audition for the Spring 2015 USA Symphony Orchestra should prepare the audition materials which will be posted to the right. Auditions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, January 12 and 13, 2015. Audition materials will be available in December 2014.