The Moores Symphony Orchestra (MSSO), with over one hundred members, is conducted by University of Houston Director of Orchestras, Franz Anton Krager. As a major ensemble in the Moores School of Music, the MSSO performs as a musical partner with many of the MSM's departments and studios.
The MSSO has been hailed, by international artists and critics alike, as a student ensemble of professional quality and versatility. The MSSO appears regularly with world-class performing artists, and has been featured at several Texas Music Educators Association conventions, as well as The Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The MSSO collaborates on a regular basis with the Moores Opera Center, Moores School Choruses, Houston Symphony Chorus and the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson 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 enjoys frequent airing on Houston Public Media/Classical 91.7 and The Front Row, and has had recordings issued on the Albany Records label.