19th Annual PLU Festival for High School Orchestras, October 17, 2015

Reservations are now closed. If you will not have the opportunity to appear at our festival this season, please consider bringing your orchestra to PLU for a special clinic with our faculty. We would be be pleased to come to you as well. Visit www.plu.edu/symphony for more information. Click on the "For School Orchestras" link.

Welcome, from Jeffrey Bell-Hanson,

Conductor of the Pacific Lutheran University Symphony Orchestra

The PLU Orchestra Invitational offers high school orchestras and chamber orchestras the opportunity to play in the world class Lagerquist Concert Hall at Pacific Lutheran University and to receive feedback from some of the most distinguished musicians in the Puget Sound.

Our guest clinician this year will be Wesley Schulz, Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony Orchestra assisting Music Director Ludovic Morlot as well as Music Director of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Festival Orchestra and the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra. He has been lauded by musicians for his “intensity and emotion” in performances and for his “approachable and inspiring” leadership. Upcoming guest conducting engagements include the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and the Juneau Symphony.