Lamorinda Idol

Lamorinda Idol

2016 is the eleventh year of Lamorinda Idol.  The program is open to young people in kindergarten through 12th grade who either attend school or reside in Orinda, Moraga or Lafayette.  Entries may be made by individual soloists or by groups. Young people from other communities can participate in the group categories, providing that at least one of their group is from Lamorinda. 

 

Auditions will be held in May 2016 when Finalists and Runners-up will be selected by a panel of three judges. The Finalists will perform at the Finals held at the Orinda Theatre in September 2016. Soloists will compete in four categories by grade and groups will compete in three categories by grade.  Finalists will receive immediate feedback from a panel of three judges.  Winners in each category will be based on a combination of the judges' scoring and the audience vote.  An Audience Award will be given to that participant who was not a category winner with the highest number of audience votes, adjusted for category size and number of total category votes.  Winners receive cash prizes.

Finalists and Runners-up will have the opportunity to attend or participate in a number of other events, including workshops, performances at the Orinda Community Park, Lafayette Plaza, Orinda Theatre Square, and the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival.  High school finalists will also be invited to perform in a cabaret show at Orinda Theatre Square.  Winners will be invited to perform at the Orinda Car Show, the Lamorinda Arts Council holiday luncheon and the Orinda 4th of July parade. Finalists, runners-up and their families will be invited to a pool and karaoke party and an after party.    

For a complete description of Lamorinda Idol download the Participants’ Information Packet.                                              

Organizing Committee

 

Chairman

Steve Harwood

 

 

Administrative Assistant

Jen McFarlane

 

 

Webmaster

Dawn Kurisu

 

 

Publicity

Beth Gross

 

Catherine Coletta

 

Carol Van De Poel

 

Alyssa Harris

 

Lisa Copass

 

 

Auditions 

Natalie Wheeler

 

Beth Gross

 

Natalie Wheeler

 

Linda Drucker

 

Jacqueline Welch

 

Michaela Sasner

 

Fred Johnson

 

 

Parent Volunteer Assignments

Shelly Rose

 

 

Performance Workshops

Fred Johnson

 

Rena Wilson

 

 

T-Shirts

Beth Gross

 

Kerri Roggensack

 

 

Events and Performances

Stephanie Barmmer

 

Sonya Schroeder

 

Sean O'Conner

 

 

Sponsorships

Steve Harwood

 

 

Emcees and Judges

Casey Sasner

 

 

Gift Certificates

Bill Cosden

 

 

Playbill

Zand Gee

 

Roxana Chacon

 

Shelly Rose

 

 

Audio Manager

Neris Newton

 

 

Finals

Catherine Chen

 

Betsy Streeter

 

Erin Ackdoe

 

 

For any questions, contact us and the appropriate person will respond.