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Symphony Orchestra

The Liberty University Symphony Orchestra (LUSO) is an auditioned instrumental ensemble consisting of string, winds, brass, and percussion instrumentalists. The ensemble exists to provide students with an educational experience performing standard repertoire, as well as contemporary and commercial music works.

Each year, LUSO performs multiple concerts including Christmas on the Boulevard and the Annual Night of Worship

Auditions are open to all Liberty students. 


Auditions for Symphony Orchestra

Current and incoming students: If you are interested in auditioning for Symphony Orchestra and would like more information, email Dr. Kathryn Wert at klvoelker@liberty.edu.

Current students: Prepare the following excerpts. Section leaders will remain the same throughout the year, and violins will not switch sections (except in extreme circumstances). Violin 2 should prepare the appropriate excerpts.

Complete Audition Information and Audition Excerpts


Annual Aria & Concerto 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 an application and turn it in to the School of Music administrative office.