Joining the MiO

For the summer program 2024, we are looking for new enthusiastic players from all over the world! Exchange students who play a wind instrument can replace our regular players for one piece and one semester. If you are interested, please write to You are cordially invited to our first rehearsal on April 18, 2024, (location TBA).

We will be playing the following pieces:

  • M. Mussorgsky - "Night on Bald Mountain"
  • M. de Falla - "El amor brujo"
  • S. Jani - "What do flowers do at night?"
  • I. Stravinsky - "The Firebird" (Suite 1919)

Each year we rehearse two programmes. Rehearsal times usually match the summer and winter semesters of the universities (except at the moment due to the Covid pandemic); at the end of each semester we perform our concerts. During the semester, we rehearse every Thursday, 7.30 pm. Additionally, we go on a rehearsal retreat outside of Munich for one weekend. The next rehearsal retreat will take place on June 14-16 in Waldkraiburg.

Exchange students are welcome even if they are only able to join us for one or two semesters. We are also glad to assist with instrument loans.

How do you join the MiO?

  • Our first rehearsal on the first Thursday (April 18, 2024) of the semester is open to anyone who wants to get to know our orchestra. String players are welcome to play along! There will be a short introduction to the MiO at 7pm; the rehearsal starts at 7.30 pm.
  • Auditions will be held on the following Tuesday (April 23, 2023) from 6:00-10 pm. Please prepare a piece of your choice; you will also be asked to sight-read a short passage. Woodwind and brass players are asked to contact to schedule a timeslot for the audition.

We are looking forward to meeting you!