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



Steve Harwood



Administrative Assistant

Jen McFarlane




Dawn Kurisu




Beth Gross


Catherine Coletta


Carol Van De Poel


Alyssa Harris


Lisa Copass




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




Beth Gross


Kerri Roggensack



Events and Performances

Stephanie Barmmer


Sonya Schroeder


Sean O'Conner




Steve Harwood



Emcees and Judges

Casey Sasner



Gift Certificates

Bill Cosden




Zand Gee


Roxana Chacon


Shelly Rose



Audio Manager

Neris Newton




Catherine Chen


Betsy Streeter


Erin Ackdoe



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