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 all of 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. We are also very fortunate to have Nicholas Bochner, the Assistant Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as our current conductor. 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. In the past, MUBSO has engaged in a charity collaboration with Hello Music, as well as volunteering and performing in chamber music groups at healthcare locations and aged care services such as the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Village Baxter and Japara Anglesea Aged Care.
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 throughout the year where our members can socialise with each other, such as our annual CAMPanella held at the start of the year, as well as 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, conductor, past soloists, or committee, please click on the links below.
“Where words fail, music speaks.”
– Hans Christian Andersen