The orchestra appears regularly with world-class performing artists and has been featured at several Texas Music Educators Association conventions and at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The orchestra collaborates on a regular basis with the Moores Opera Center, MSM choirs and the Houston Ballet Academy. As an accompanying ensemble, the orchestra performs with soloists including school faculty, major guest artists and students selected through the Moores School Concerto Competition. Many of the orchestra’s alumni have gone on win positions in major orchestras and become conductors, performers and leading music educators in the field.
The University of Houston Moores School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Franz Anton Krager has been invited to perform as the featured university orchestra for the 2022 TMEA Clinic/Convention held in San Antionio, February 9-12, 2022. For full details plese see the announcement here.
The prestigious annual Moores School of Music Concerto Competition winners perform their winning selection with the Orchestra in the Moores Opera House.
The 2021 Concerto Competition was held on October 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm in Dudley Recital Hall. This year, the Strings and Voice divisions competed. For full details please see the .
Grand Prize, Strings: Miranda Hollingsworth
Grand Prize, Voice: Audrey Welsh
Audience Choice: Miranda Hollingsworth
Division Prize, Strings: Jonathan Andino
Division Prize, Voice: Michael Skarke
Honorable Mention, Voice: Sarah Dyer
Honorable Mention, Voice: Alicia Gianni
Honorable Mention, Voice: Eric Laine
Honorable Mention, Voice: Mariam Mouawad