Hosting the Symphony Orchestra

Thank you for your interest in hosting the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.

For available dates, contact the Symphony Orchestra tour manager, Karen Martin-Schramm.

Some of the hosting requirements are negotiable. Contact Ms. Martin-Schramm if you have questions.

Hosting Requirements

Performance space dimension requirements:

  • 48 ft x 35 ft.
  • The tour manager will want to see a floor plan with dimensions and a photo of the performance space.

Other space/equipment needs:

  • 2 large dressing rooms (required)
  • 1 private dressing room, preferably with a private restroom
  • 1 large gathering space for a pre-concert talk
  • Tuned piano (required)
  • 60 stands, 75 chairs, podium music stand


  • Volunteers to provide a pre-concert meal
  • Volunteers to provide homestays
  • Publicity helpers (putting up posters, promoting through community and church networks)
  • Ushers for greeting audience members and collecting donations


  • Homestays for 70-75 student musicians, usually in groups of 2-4

Homestay hosts provide:

  • Post-concert snack
  • Sleeping accommodations
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation from venue to their house, and back to the venue the next morning


  • Concert host provides a pre-concert meal for 70-75 Symphony students, leaders, and bus drivers. The tour manager can provide meal suggestions that are inexpensive, easy, and healthy.


  • Hang posters in prominent places (Luther College will provide the posters).
  • Promote concert on your organization social media sites by sharing content created by Luther College.
  • Let the tour manager know if there are any media organizations Luther should contact about articles and/or advertisements.
  • Engage in a lot of word-of-mouth promotion.

Luther College provides:

  • Concert promotion to nearby high schools and churches
  • Invitations to Luther College alumni, friends, and high school students who have expressed interested in Luther
  • Help in finding area homestays and volunteers if needed
  • Social media marketing and promotion
  • Talented student musicians and an opportunity to bring your community together for a wonderful concert!