Liberty University Symphony Orchestra

MUSC 185/485

The Liberty University Symphony Orchestra (LUSO) is an auditioned instrumental ensemble consisting of string, winds and percussion instrumentalists. The ensemble performs standard orchestral repertoire drawn from all periods of music. 

The LUSO is the premier instrumental symphony group on campus, which performs concerts both on and off campus in the Spring and Fall semesters. One tour in the Fall and one tour in the Spring encompass the schedule of this exciting ensemble. The LUSO aims to prepare excellent performers for a career with the major symphony orchestras in the United States.

Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. The one credit hour course is open to both music majors and non-majors for credit or CSER. To audition, contact Dr. John Kinchen.


Fall 2014 Concert Schedule

It's All Mozart!
Elmer L. Towns Religion Hall, Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall
Thursday Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
*Tickets required.  Contact the LU Ticket Office at 434-582-SEAT or tickets@liberty.edu

From Darkness to Redemption
Elmer L. Towns Religion Hall, Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall
Tuesday Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
*Tickets required.  Contact the LU Ticket Office at 434-582-SEAT or tickets@liberty.edu

Christmas On the Boulevard
Elmer L. Towns Religion Hall, Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall
Tuesday Dec. 2, 7 p.m.


Auditions for Symphony Orchestra

Fall 2014 auditions for the LUSO will take place on:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 19 [2 p.m. - 6 p.m.]
  • Thursday, Aug. 21  [2 p.m. - 6 p.m.]

Sign up sheets are in the music office (Religion Hall Rm. 111- see Ms. Medley Lovelace) and audition excerpts are below. Download/view the PDF score with your audition music.  Please be prepared to perform a solo selection that you are comfortable with, as well as scales up to five sharps or flats.