UH Moores School Orchestras
Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Franz Anton Krager, Director of Orchestral Studies
Myles Nardinger General Manager and Assistant Conductor, University Orchestras
Alejandro Basulto-Martinez Manager and Assistant Conductor, Moores Opera Center
Anna Maria Gkouni Orchestra General Staff and Assistant Conductor
Charles Jeong Orchestra General Staff and Assistant Conductor
Membership in the MSSO is open by audition, to all graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Houston. During a typical school year, the MSSO performs an average of twice monthly, and engages all of the major orchestral genres including full orchestra, chamber orchestra, opera, oratorio, and ballet. The MSSO collaborates on a regular basis with the Moores Opera Center, Moores School Choirs, and the Houston Ballet Academy. It is a leading ensemble in the area of new music as well as being an important repository for the standard literature. The MSSO also sponsors the annual Moores School Concerto Competition. As an accompanying ensemble, the MSSO performs with soloists including MSM faculty, major guest artists, and students selected through the Moores School Concerto Competition. Many MSSO graduates have gone on to become professional level orchestra musicians, conductors, and leading music educators in the field.