High school string students are invited to participate in the Dorian Orchestra Festival where students are placed in one of two orchestras: the Festival String Orchestra or the select Chamber Orchestra. The Luther College Symphony Orchestra performs for the festival participants during the weekend, and the two festival orchestras perform in a Grand Concert on Monday evening.
In addition to ensemble rehearsals, students will also participate in a techniques class and masterclass led by Luther College String Faculty members. Students also have the opportunity to receive a 20 minute private lesson from a Luther College faculty member. This lesson can be used as an audition to be a recital soloist on the Sunday afternoon recital and to be considered for the Monday morning masterclass session. Lastly, this lesson may serve as an audition for a music scholarship for those seniors interested in attending Luther College. If students are interested in auditioning for a scholarship in voice or another instrument while on campus for the Orchestra Festival, this may be arranged by calling the Admissions Office at 563-387-1287.
Nominations for the 2021 Dorian Orchestra Festival will open in the fall. We hope you can join us next year!