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Lakeland Civic Orchestra welcomes interested musicians to audition to join the ensemble

Re-Posted: July 31, 2022
Original Post Date: July 19, 2022

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra housed at Lakeland Community College is seeking new members for its exciting 2022-2023 season. Concerts for fall 2022 are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13 and Monday, Dec. 12.

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

Interested musicians will be auditioned by appointment Monday, Aug. 22 or by other mutual arrangement, and should be prepared to sight-read and play a prepared selection best demonstrating their abilities. To schedule an audition, or for information on Lakeland’s other ensembles, please contact the orchestra director, Dr. Matthew Saunders, at 440.525.7105 or

Orchestra members come from many different backgrounds, from passionate amateurs to professional musicians seeking additional performance opportunities, and from ages 14 to 80. In general, musicians with at least two years of experience playing in an orchestra at the high school level are most comfortable with the ensemble. Lakeland Community College students may earn one college credit per semester for their participation.


The Lakeland Civic Orchestra performs four concerts annually and rehearses Monday evenings on Lakeland’s main campus from August through May. Repertoire for the orchestra reflects the varied interests of the musicians and community, and ranges from the traditional and classical to contemporary music and popular selections. The orchestra’s schedule for 2022-2023 includes symphonic music, in addition to concerto performances with the winners of the 2023 Lakeland Young Artists Concerto Competition. All performances utilize a full orchestra of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra is one of six musical ensembles housed at Lakeland Community College, creating opportunities for students and community members to perform in orchestra, concert band, chorus, jazz ensemble and flute choir under the Arts at Lakeland program.


For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to nearly 8,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 140 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 11 four-year institutions.

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