The 2017 LSO Young Artist Competition will be held February 13, 2017. The winner will have the opportunity
to perform as soloist with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra in the April 1, 2017 concert. Winner will be eligible for $250 cash award and significant William Jewell College scholarship.
Open to public, private, and home school pianists, orchestral & band instrumentalists, and vocalists currently in sixth grade through high school.
Consider auditioning with your contest piece if it has orchestral accompaniment.
Download the informational flyer and application (below) for instructions.
A member of LSO's family, Breanna Hagenbuch, is currently at KU Medical Center fighting Acute Polymeocytic Leukemia. Breanna was a member of LSO's Junior Board of Directors during her high school years, a member of LSO as a student at William Jewell College and the daughter of LSO board member and violist Bob Hagenbuch.
Breanna's family has started a GoFundMe page to help Breanna cover mounting health care bills. We appreciate your thoughts, prayers and donations for the Breanna and the Hagenbuch family.
To learn more about Breanna and to donate, visit:
The Competition is scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m. and will be in the Forbis Recital Hall in Pillsbury Music Center at William Jewell College. See application and informational flyer below for more information.
The Liberty Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is currently accepting applications for community members to serve on its Board of Directors. LSO, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, who meet approximately five (5) times per year, September through June. Board members serve two year terms. In addition to board meetings, members are involved in a variety of capacities, including: fund development, event planning, on-site concert support and community relations. Board service is an excellent opportunity to serve the community, develop new friendships, and network with other community leaders. Applicants should submit a short description of their background and interest in serving with the LSO Board of Directors via email to email@example.com. For additional information, please contact Cory Unrein, Executive Director, 816-866-0576.
The Liberty Symphony Orchestra, a 501c3 organization, was founded in 1971 in Liberty, Missouri, through the efforts of founding conductor, Dr. Phillip C. Posey, and the assistance of William Jewell College. Each year, the Symphony presents a series of concerts in the Liberty Performing Arts Theatre and a series of educational outreach concerts.
Originally a small college and community orchestra, the Liberty Symphony has grown into a mature symphonic ensemble with complete instrumentation and a growing command of the world's great literature. More than 60 professional and amateur musicians, representing Liberty and virtually every community in the northern metropolitan area, comprise an ensemble dedicated to the finest in symphonic performance.
The mission of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra is to be a part of the cultural fabric of our community through accessible, entertaining and inspiring performances.