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2022 Annual hoosier star

The 17th Annual Hoosier Star competition, presented by the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, was held on Saturday, September 17th, at the Civic Auditorium in La Porte.

10 finalists from six different communities competed for the title of “Hoosier Star” before a live audience as well as a live streamed audience.

Thanks to platinum sponsors: Horizon Bank, NIPSCO, Northwest Health, and Duneland Media for their support.”

Pictured above from left to right are: Jeremiah Mellen, Emcee Krishaa Motycka, 2nd place youth winner (Terre Haute) Savannah Holley, 1st place youth winner (Michigan City) Addison Stout, winner of the Joe Mellen Award (Fort Wayne) Julia Thorn, 1st place winner adult division (Crown Point) Shania Povlock, 2nd place winner adult division (La Porte),Dr. Carolyn Watson, LCSO Music Director

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Our Music Director

Australian conductor Carolyn Watson has been based in the United States since 2013 during which time she has led performances with the Austin Symphony, Catskill Symphony, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Recruited internationally as Music Director of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, she won the 2015 American Prize for Orchestral Performance with this ensemble, also collaborating with soloists including Mark O’Connor and Alexandre Tharaud during her tenure. Carolyn continues to enjoy an ongoing association with Interlochen as conducting faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp and for Interlochen Online.