Ball State Symphony Orchestra

The Ball State Symphony Orchestra is an exciting all-student orchestra that plays an important role in the lives of its members, the School of Music, and the university. Both undergraduate and graduate students play in the BSSO. Members are music majors, minors, and non-majors.

The orchestra performs music from all genres and time periods that support an intense and relevant orchestral program through symphonic and opera experiences. The ensemble strives to move at a professional pace in rehearsal and achieve the highest possible level of performance.

Some of the highly advanced BSSO members are offered the opportunity to play in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, a local professional orchestra consisting of members from the School of Music faculty and professional musicians from the east central Indiana area.

Any student musician who would like to participate in the BSSO may audition at the beginning of the first semester of each school year. The string audition excerpts for the 2015/2016 school year are as follows:




        Double Bass

    String auditions for the Ball State Symphony Orchestra will be held on Tuesday, August 25th, starting at 2:00pm in Sursa Hall. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board by Professor Droste's office in the Music Instruction Building (130).

    Wind and percussion auditions will be held in conjunction with the Ball State Band Department. Please visit!ensembles/vstc7=2013-auditions for more information.

    School of Music
    Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
    Ball State University
    Muncie, IN 47306

    Phone: 765-285-5400
    Fax: 765-285-5401
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