Life Sciences Orchestra
A violinist performs with the Life Sciences Orchestra

Share Your Love of Music

The Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO) is the symphonic orchestra for members of the life sciences community at the University of Michigan.

About Us

The LSO is part of the Arts in Health program, which brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine. The LSO plays two concerts a year at Hill Auditorium, drawing more than 1,000 community members and friends and family of the extended University of Michigan life sciences community.

The orchestra was founded in fall of 2000 by a small group of musicians and artists at the University of Michigan Medical School and the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.

In every season since, the LSO has provided a community-building and performance outlet for many faculty, staff, students, alumni and volunteers who work or study in life science disciplines at the university. 

The LSO offers these amateur musicians an opportunity to play, and offers conducting students from U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance an opportunity to lead a full symphony orchestra in preparing and playing major works of the classical repertoire.

Membership in the LSO is by audition only.  Prospective members please read this FAQ.

Spring Concert
Hill Auditorium

The LSO will present the spring concert on May 16, 2024.

Entrance is free, no tickets required

Concert details
Join the Life Sciences Orchestra

Share your love of music by auditioning to join the Life Sciences Orchestra.

Donate to the Life Sciences Orchestra

Support the LSO's mission of sharing the musical talents of the U-M health and science community.

Contact Us
Gifts of Art
NI-5E06, NIB
300 North Ingalls
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470
Phone: 734-936-ARTS