The LSO draws its musicians from the University of Michigan Life Sciences community. Members enjoy the opportunity to interact with colleagues from many different units of the life sciences campus while pursuing musical excellence. Our music director is Tal Benatar, a doctoral student in conducting at the U-M School of Music.
All LSO members are expected to audition. Typically, we are able to take nearly all string players, whereas positions for wind players are more competitive.
All members pay dues of $75 for faculty/staff/alumni or $50 for students, for the year.
If you are interested in joining the LSO, complete the online questionnaire for prospective musicians. Your information will be entered into the LSO database and we will add you to our email list, allowing us to inform you of opportunities to audition or join.
- Learn more about auditioning
- Read an FAQ for prospective members
- See the rehearsal & concert schedule
We are grateful to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance for allowing us to use their rehearsal facilities!