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Dorian Orchestra Festival

49th Annual Dorian Orchestra Festival
February 9-10, 2020

High school string students are invited to participate in the Dorian Orchestra Festival. 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.

This year, we are pleased to announce the involvement of the Boston Trio with the festival! The esteemed chamber ensemble will offer a directors’ session, a recital, and three masterclasses for current Luther students and auditioned festival participants. 

The 2020 Dorian Orchestra Festival nomination form will open Monday, October 21 and close Friday, December 6. We hope you can join us for next year's festival!