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Lakeland Civic Orchestra seeks new members

Posted: July 8, 2016

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra housed at Lakeland Community College, announces openings for new members of the orchestra for the 2016-2017 season.

Specific areas of need for the coming season are on all stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass), horn 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, and should be prepared to sight-read and play a prepared selection best demonstrating their abilities.

The orchestra performs four concerts annually, and rehearses Monday evenings on Lakeland’s main campus in Kirtland from August through May. Concerts for fall 2016 are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 13. 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 2016-2017 includes music by Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mahler in addition to concertos with the winners of the 2016 Lakeland Young Artists Concerto Competition and new music by three Ohio-based composers. 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

By: Jessica Novak, Mrktg and Commun Specialist

Media Contact:
Kerry Jonke