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Lakeland Civic Orchestra seeks new members

Posted: July 25, 2019 | Updated: August 5, 2019

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra is inviting auditions for new members for its 2019-2020 concert season. Interested musicians will be auditioned by appointment Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, or by other mutual arrangement, and should be prepared to sight-read and play a prepared selection best demonstrating their abilities.

Specific areas of need for the coming season are all stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass), French horn and percussion. Musicians who play other woodwind and brass instruments are encouraged to audition, but may not be immediately offered a regular position.

The orchestra performs four concerts annually, and rehearses Monday evenings on Lakeland’s campus from August through May. Concerts for the fall 2019 season are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10, and Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Orchestra members come from many different backgrounds, from passionate amateurs to professional musicians seeking additional performance opportunities, and from ages 14 to 80. Lakeland students may earn one college credit per semester for their participation.

Repertoire reflects the varied interests of the musicians and community, and ranges from the traditional orchestral repertoire to contemporary music and popular selections. The orchestra’s schedule for 2019-2020 includes symphonic music, in addition to concerto performances with the winners of the 2019 Lakeland Young Artists Concerto Competition. All performances utilize a full orchestra of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

To schedule an audition, please contact the orchestra director, Dr. Matthew Saunders, at 440.525.7105 or email

By: Jeri Pilarczyk

Media Contact:
Kerry Jonke