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Augustana Symphony Orchestra

christmas at augustana

Conductor: Fernanda Lastra

Rehearsals: Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra is a full-size symphonic orchestra of 70-80 members that has an active and diverse performing schedule throughout the year.

Fernanda Lastra
Fernanda Lastra conducts the Augustana Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra provides a positive musical and social experience, while producing music at the highest level possible. Rehearsals are upbeat and fun, and the repertoire is both varied and challenging.

The orchestra typically performs two major programs each semester. Additional activities include hosting a student concert competition, reading student orchestral compositions, working with student conductors, and an annual performance tour.

In addition, students may participate in the Augustana Chamber Orchestra, which will collaborates on staged productions with the OperX Ensemble, and learns additional repertoire.


Contact any of the following people for more information about the orchestra and string programs at Augustana:

Susan Stone, violin

Deborah Dakin, viola/violin

Janina Ehrlich, cello

Patricia Aparecida da Silva, double bass

Erin Freund, harp

Augustana Choir Director Dr. Jon Hurty and students outside Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany.

Augustana Choir tours Germany, Czech Republic 

Members of the Augustana Choir shared their love of music in Europe, performing six concerts during a post-graduation tour of Germany and the Czech Republic.

Augustana Choir

Choir headed for Germany, Czech Republic to perform

The Augustana Choir will perform in Germany and the Czech Republic during a tour May 24-June 7.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra: 'Ode to Joy'

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will feature Jonathan Bailey Holland’s "Ode" and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, featuring a full chorus led by Dr. Jon Hurty, Augustana professor of music.

Concerto Competition

The Augustana Orchestra will hold its annual student Concerto Competition.