LCO Auditions

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The Lawrence Community Orchestra draws from a pool of players in northeast Kansas. There are no permanent openings at the current time.

If you are interested in playing in the orchestra, please contact Rachel Dirks (strings), rdirks@usd497.org, or Dr. Matthew Smith (winds and percussion), maosmith@ku.edu.




Meet a Musician: Erin Wood

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When I am not playing the harp, I am usually running my kids to lessons, soccer practice, dance class, or making their Halloween costumes!

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Meet a Musician: Marcie Walzel

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I enjoy attending music and sporting events with my husband, Bob. We get together with our two children (Kaelyn, 23, and Robby, 21) and both sides of our families as often as we can.  I also enjoy running, weight classes, practicing my horn and being with friends!

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Meet a Musician: Annie Gnojek

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When I’m not playing in the LCO, I am teaching a wonderful flute studio of 30 students and touring and performing with my flute, oboe, piano trio Allegresse. I am also the proud mother of two wonderful children, 6-year-old Isla and 4-year-old Oscar.  If I have any time left, I try to be a good wife to my amazing husband Dave Gnojek.

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Meet a Musician: Ted Toulouse

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When he’s not playing trombone with the Lawrence Community Orchestra, Ted Toulouse works for the Veterans Administration in Human Resources. He also helps with the Lawrence City Band’s music library.

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