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For questions about playing in the orchestra, becoming an LSO benefactor, or any other information regarding the LSO, please email:


The orchestra is governed by an executive committee. They and music director Adrian Slywotzky may be reached collectively at orchestra@umich.edu or at their individual emails.

Executive Committee
David J. Brown

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Michael DiPietro John F. Holt Collegiate Professor of Radiology
Kara Gavin Director of Public Relations, University of Michigan Health System
Ellen Janke Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical School
Angie Noble Patient Services Associate, Department of Radiology
Elaine Sims Director, Gifts of Art, University of Michigan Health System
Fran Wakefield Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Department of Anesthesiology

Music Director
Adrian Slywotzky D.M.A. candidate in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance

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A little bit of LSO history: the first LSO committee (David Brown, Kara Gavin, Gary Meyer, Elaine Sims, and David Wu) and the first music director Mitchell Williams pose outside the Michigan Theater for a kodak moment minutes before the LSO premier.

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LSO Webspace was designed by David Wu using Apple PowerMacintosh computers and Macromedia Dreamweaver.