Conductor Mark Dupere is committed to leading rehearsals and performances that let you explore and strive for active engagement with the music and the audience.

You’ll pursue excellent music making by drawing together threads from musicology, theory, history, and score study. You’ll also look to forms of expression like art, poetry, fiction, and architecture. Experience an energetic sense of community while participating in the dialogue at the heart of the creative process.

Lawrence Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Mark Dupere
Audition required, six performances a year

Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra performing in Memorial Chapel.

Perform with one of the premier undergraduate orchestras in the country. You’ll play a rich variety of repertoire including standard orchestral works, opera, contemporary music, and new commissions. Guest conductors have included Robert Spano, Gunther Schuller, and Lowell Liebermann. In 2021, the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra was selected as a finalist in the American Prize in Orchestral Performance.


Lawrence Chamber Orchestra

Conductor Mark Dupere
Audition required

Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra rehearsing in Memorial Chapel

Explore the rich repertoire written for a smaller orchestra and enrich your orchestral experience. This primarily string group gives you opportunities to develop both your leadership and chamber music skills while performing both orchestral standards and contemporary music.

A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.

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