The Lakeland Civic Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra housed at Lakeland Community College, announces openings for new members of the orchestra for the 2014-2015 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 Lakelandís main campus from August through May. Concerts for fall 2014 are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9, and Monday, Dec. 8.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.