Orchestra hosting auditions Aug. 27

The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) and Interim Music Director Charles Steck announce auditions for the 2019-2020 season. Auditions will take place Aug. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at LaPorte High School (Door 15), 602 F St.
The orchestra is seeking qualified musicians to fill vacancies in the following positions:
Principal Second Violin
Principal Viola
Principal Bass
2nd Bassoon
Section Violin
Section Cello
Section Trumpet
Season Student Apprentices (2019-20 school year)
All instruments available to audition for subbing and/or future LCSO opportunities.
The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra has a unique apprentice program that places highly skilled high school students alongside seasoned professionals. These paid positions offer advanced and motivated students a chance to learn first hand the discipline, motivation, character and musicianship necessary to perform at a professional level. A limited number of student apprentice positions are available. Please contact the LCSO personnel manager for more information and availability.
The 2019-2020 season will feature a children’s concert and three season subscriptions concerts. LCSO also contracts with the Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte for its Holiday at the Pops fundraiser and the New Buffalo Business Association for its annual community 4th of July fireworks celebration.
The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra is a per-service orchestra offering contracts on an annual basis. All positions are paid and mileage is paid for non-LaPorte County residents. The 60-piece orchestra includes musicians from Michigan City, LaPorte, Chesterton, Valparaiso, Merrillville, South Bend, and Michigan.
More information, including specific audition requirements, may be found at www.LCSO.net or by contacting Morgan Sleeper, personnel manager, at lcsopersonnel@gmail.com.

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