Lantern Festival Orchestra Eligibility and Selection
Lantern Festival Orchestra is geared toward high school and college age students and intermediate/advanced avocational (non-professional) adult musicians. Participants will be selected based upon their musicianship and the composition of the ensemble.
The Lantern Festival Orchestra application is open to any non-professional musician who meets the following criteria, regardless of race or ethnicity:
Applicants must play a string instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass)
Applicants must be at least 14 years of age
Applicants should be able to play the attached repertoire sample
Applicants must submit an application and a recording by the deadline to be considered
Applicants must be students or avocational (non-professional) musicians; union musicians are not eligible to apply
The deadline for applications and corresponding recordings has passed and applications are closed to violinists. Applications for viola and cello players will be considered on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.
After the deadline, submitted applications and excerpt recordings are adjudicated by Pacific Symphony musicians, and participants are selected and assigned seating order based upon their musicianship. Placement in Lantern Festival Orchestra is determined in part by the composition of the ensemble.
Applicants will be informed of their status by December 11, 2023.
For more information on applying to Lantern Festival Orchestra, click here.