This program gives high school instrumentalists an opportunity to perform side-by-side with musicians from the Lansing Symphony! Students participate in an audition process and, if chosen, receive the opportunity to partake in the rehearsal and performance of our Holiday Pops concert. Students will gain an invaluable experience being part of a professional orchestra.

The application process for the 2023 Side-by-Side Student Orchestra is open. Auditions will be on November 15, 2023 at Delta Center Elementary (enter in back of building, Door #4).


The following are mandatory events, locations, and times for students participating in the Side-by-Side Student Orchestra:

Student Rehearsal & Mentor Session at Community Music School:
December 16, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dress Rehearsal w/LSO & Performance
at the Wharton Center

December 17, 2023
Dress Rehearsal, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Performance at 3:00 pm


For any questions, contact Ashleigh Lore at:


Or Mail:

Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Ashleigh Lore
104 S. Washington Sq., Ste. 300
Lansing, MI 48933