About Us

Close to the Heart

The Melbourne University Biomedicine Students’ Orchestra, better known as MUBSO, is an UMSU affiliated club* for students from all backgrounds and faculties of the University of Melbourne, united by a love of music and passion for charity. We strive to foster this love of music through our concerts and volunteering events, benefiting not only the players but also the community. It is this strong community focus which guided us to begin operating as a not-for-profit orchestra, where we donate our concert proceeds to charity.

Our orchestra holds two concerts every year where we perform a diverse range of pieces, from classical music to movie soundtracks and musicals. For more information on our past concerts, including the programs and charities, please click here.

We also provide our members with various opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. MUBSO regularly engages in a charity collaboration with Hello Music, as well as volunteering and performing in chamber music groups at healthcare locations and aged care services.

Being a member of MUBSO doesn’t just allow you to play as part of a full symphony orchestra and volunteer – by joining, you become part of the MUBSO family! There are many opportunities for our members to socialise with each other, such as our annual CAMPanella held at the start of the year, chamber music program, and activities and dinners throughout the semester.

Through concerts, volunteering opportunities, and socialising avenues, MUBSO aims to bond its members over their common love of music, and together play close to the heart.

For videos and pictures of our past events, please click here.

For more information about our history, committee, past conductors, or past soloists, please click on the links below.

Our History

The Committee

Our Conductors

Our Soloists

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

– Hans Christian Andersen