Lamorinda Idol

Finals Schedule

The Lamorinda Idol Finals is scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2015, at the Orinda Theatre.  Click here for a schedule of the performers. Seating will begin 15 minutes before each of the five sessions during the day.  Note that one must be present for the entirelyof a session to be entitled to vote for winners. 


Lamorinda Idol, created and sponsored by the Lamorinda Arts Council, offers a multi-month collection of auditions, performance workshops, community performances and a final competition. Participants learn to choose music that highlights their talent, present themselves creatively, connect with an audience, take constructive criticism, and win or lose graciously. They also get to meet like-minded young people and feel the support of adult volunteers who believe that performing arts add to the fabric of our community.

Lamorinda Idol 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.

2015 will be the tenth year of this successful activity.

Auditions will beheld in May 2015 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 on Sunday, September 6, 2015. 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 was 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 received cash prizes and all Finalists received gift certificates.

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

Organizing Committee


Steve Harwood

Administrative Assistants

Tosca Maltzman
Jennifer McFarlane


Esther Becker
Catherine Coletta
Julie Hollerbach
Dawn Kurisu


Roxanne Brewer
Natalie Wheeler
Linda Drucker
Casey Sasner
Fred Johnson

Volunteer Coordination

Jen Wallace

Performance Workshops

Fred Johnson
Rena Wilson

Sponsorships and Finance

Steve Harwood

Summer Activities and Performances

Kim Purcell
Kristen Correll
Stephanie Barmmer
Clay Deanhardt
Sonya Schroeder
Fred Johnson


Zand Gee
Roxana Chacon


Erin Ackdoe
Betsy Streeter
Catherine Chen
Susan Garell
Petra Michel
Bill Cosden
Neris Newton

To communicate with any on the Lamorinda Idol Committee, please contact us and the appropriate person will respond.