Play in The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra.

LADSO, founded in 1953, is one of the oldest community orchestras in the United States.


Despite our name, it is not necessary to be in the medical profession to play in the orchestra. Over the years, we have broadened our membership to encompass professional as well as amateur musicians from diverse backgrounds including the legal profession, aerospace, and education.

We pursue innovative and ambitious programming and embrace new music as well, including original compositions composed by our own members. Rehearsals are conducted with an emphasis on performance and education in a collegial setting. Auditions may be requested on occasion. A level of competence compatible with the needs of the orchestra will take priority in determining seating.

Musicians from all instrument categories may be needed at different times. Currently, we are actively recruiting new string players in particular.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:30- 10:00 PM from late August through mid-June, with breaks during the winter holidays. Rehearsals are held at the Village Church, 343 South Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Parking is on-site. Our next rehearsal will be announced pending CDC and County of Los Angeles recommendations regarding social distancing and the use of masks as they apply to rehearsal spaces and the seating of audiences in concert settings. As we do not have a librarian, you will be directed to our on-line library in the “Members Only” section of the website. You will be expected to download and print your own parts. We do not maintain hard copies of any music.

CONTACT: Ivan Shulman, Music Director, at maestro@ladso.org. Please include details of your musical background, experience, and level of performance.

Photo of Maestro Ivan Shulman with a musician