Center for Performing Arts


Liberty University Symphony Orchestra


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 (MUSC 185/485) is open to both music majors and non-majors for credit or CSER. To audition, contact Dr. John Kinchen.

Auditions for Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Auditions are approaching quickly! See what you'll need for your audition:

Incoming Students: If you are interested in auditioning for Symphony Orchestra and would like more information, please e-mail the director, Dr. John Kinchen.

Current Students: Auditions will take place on Thursday, May 5. You may sign-up for a time slot at the receptionist's desk on the 3rd floor of the Center for Music & the Worship Arts.

Annual Young Artist Concerto Competition

Annual Aria & Concerto Competition

  • A musical competition open to all Liberty University School of Music students
  • All instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp and voice, are welcome to audition.
  • Download and application and turn it in to the School of Music administrative office.