Lamorinda Idol 2017 Overview

Lamorinda Idol

2017 is the twelfth 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. 

Registration for Auditions will take place April 1 - 30.

Auditions will be held in May 2017 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 August 2017. Soloists will compete in four categories by grade and groups will compete in three categories by grade.  At the Finals, performers 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 Lafayette Plaza, Orinda Community Park, Orinda Theatre Square, and the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival.  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.    

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

Organizing Committee

Chairman

Steve Harwood

 

 

 

Lamorinda Arts Council Board Liaison

 

June Lim

 

 

Administrative Assistant

Jen McFarlane

     

Publicity

 

Kim Tarantino

   

Catherine Coletta

   

Carol Van De Poel

   

Alyssa Harris

     

Photography

Kelly Cannon

     

Auditions

Esther Becker

   

Jacqueline Welch

   

Natalie Wheeler

     

Parent Volunteers Assignments

Stephanie Barmmer

     

Performance Workshops

Ren Wilson

     

Events and Performances

Sean O'Conner

   

Sonya Schroeder

   

Mary Gabrielson  

     

Finals Emcees and Judges

Casey Sasner

   

Stephanie Barmmer

     

Playbill

Roxana Chacon

   

Shelly Rose

     

Audio Manager

Neris Newton

     

Rehearsal and Finals

Catherine Chen

   

Erin Ackdoe

   

Betsy Streeter

   

Bill Cosden

   

Natalie Wheeler

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