LSO Digital Content

While we are socially isolating and unable to perform in person, there are many ways that you, our musicians, can help us maintain engagement with our community.  Some ideas:

  1. Individual LSO Musician Showcase videos (like what so many musicians made in the spring, such as this one from Sarah

  2. Individual LSO Instrument Showcase videos (like Robin’s)

  3. Solo “ensembles” using Acapella or other apps where one musician plays multiple parts of a piece (like Tom’s)

  4. Small ensembles with fellow LSYO musicians using Acapella or other apps, where all recording is done remotely so there is no physical interaction with other musicians (like the duet from Annie and Marjory or the Second Winds Quintet recordings) 

  5. Duet or small ensemble with fellow LSYO musicians performing together in the same space (obviously only musicians who are comfortable doing so, with appropriate precautions – distance, masks, etc.); they could use the LSO space in Leesburg, or coordinate amongst themselves to record in homes, etc.

Prior to practicing/recording any pieces you want to produce, please coordinate your repertoire with Nancia.  This will ensure we have a balance of composers, etc.  In the case of the ‘Instrument Showcase’ videos, we obviously only need one for each instrument, so that needs to be coordinated.  

Video Instructions

We are currently publishing two #LSOMusicianShowcase videos to Facebook, YouTube, and our website every week.  We might also use these videos for our upcoming virtual gala.  We would be grateful if you would consider uploading a video of you performing one of your favorite pieces!

Please follow these guidelines:

  1. Record in landscape.

  2. Keep the overall video to less than 3 minutes.

  3. Choose a piece of music in the public domain.

  4. Pause ~2 seconds before and after your recording to allow for editing before publication.

  5. Introduce yourself.

  6. State the name of the piece and the composer.

  7. If desired, state why you chose this piece of music.

  8. Upload your recording using this Google Form.

  9. If you have a piece already recorded that you would like to include, please add a short intro video that can be added over the video.  Upload both videos to the Google Form in Step 8 (you will have to use the form twice, once for each video).  We will combine the two videos for you.

Questions or Issues?

If you have any issues, please contact Matt Banner.