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ABOUT US

The Joliet Symphony Orchestra

The Joliet Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer community-university orchestra that rehearses and performs works for small and large orchestra alike. Our intimate venue on the University of St. Francis campus in Joliet, Illinois provides the perfect setting for our performances.

 

We are dedicated to enriching the community through the beauty and power of symphonic music.

 

Our passionate and talented musicians and conductor work tirelessly to bring world-class performances to our audiences.

 

Come join us for an unforgettable musical experience!

Joliet Symphony Orchestra in concert

OUR STAFF

Our Orchestra, Board of Directors, and Staff are made up of

passionate musicians and dedicated volunteers

who work together to bring classical music to the community.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Cyndi Carrington

Karen Dannenhauer

Beth Darin

Michelle Mathena

Michael Roszyk

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cindy Bennett-Valtman

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

position available

ORCHESTRA LIBRARIAN

Beth Darin

PERSONNEL MANAGER

Cindy Bennett-Valtman

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Michelle Mathena

STAGE MANAGER

position available

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jim Valtman

JOIN US!

If you are looking for a friendly orchestra that performs outstanding symphonic repertoire, we encourage you to give us a try! The Joliet Symphony Orchestra provides opportunities for musicians in our community to share in the joy of making music together.

 

Musicians interested in joining the orchestra should contact our Artistic Director & Conductor, Sean Paul Mills, at jolietsymphonyconductor@gmail.com

If there are openings available for your instrument, a short informal audition will be required. In order to join us, you should:

  • be able to play a 2 octave scale (woodwinds/brass) or 3 octave scale (strings),

  • have studied your instrument privately and/or performed in a chamber orchestra or full symphony orchestra,

  • have the ability to perform a short solo composition with rhythmic accuracy, technical fluency, and musicality,

and

  • are able to commit to attending a majority of the rehearsals and all of the performances for each concert set.

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