La Porte County Symphony
307 Kingsbury Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350-6099
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 563
La Porte, IN 46352

Phone: 219.362.9020

 

Illumination was established in 2009 as a vocal ensemble to be featured on concerts with the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra.  Since that time, they have performed each season with the orchestra, as well as with other groups and on other concerts. 

They are frequently featured singing the National Anthem, and can be seen/heard every summer performing for the South Bend Cubs and Indianapolis Indians.  This eclectic group includes members who reside in 6 different northwest Indiana counties and come together to make music.  Illumination or members of the group are available for entertainment at parties or events.   The group is directed by Becky Osborn, LCSO keyboardist, and she would love to talk with you if you’re interested in auditioning for this ensemble.

Illumination is available for booking in the area! Contact LCSO office at 219-362-9020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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BECKY OSBORN

Illumination Director

Becky has a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Jordan College of Music at Butler University and a Master of Music Education degree from Valparaiso University.  Her college studies were highlighted by performing under the batons of both Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.

As a music educator, Becky taught high school choral music, and for 20 years, served as a part-time professor at Purdue University Northwest.

In pursuing her passion to teach music, Becky opened Music of Oz Studios in 1995.  Her business currently employs 24 instructors, teaching over 300 private students, from locations in Crown Point and Demotte.  Fifteen of her private students have been finalists and/or winners in the LCSO Hoosier Star competition.  She has many former students actively working as music educators, music therapists, and performers on Broadway, in the opera world, and at Disney.

Becky is a published author whose textbook has been used in applied music courses at universities in the US and UK.  She also works as a clinician and frequent adjudicator on the district and state levels of ISSMA.

As a choral director she works in both sacred and secular settings.  She is the founder and director of the award-winning Kankakee Valley Community Chorus,

directs community theatre productions, coaches praise and worship teams, and directs Illumination.  Becky is also the piano/keyboard player with the symphony.

 

MEMBERS INCLUDE:

illumination 1Sopranos

  • Amy Cary
  • Grace Horvath
  • Chris Maddox
  • Erin Meyer
  • Sandy Owens
  • Kristen Schacht
  • Susan Straw
  • Lori Zylstra

Altos

  • Pattie Flory
  • Sherry Jagger
  • Asia Paz
  • Diane Perigo
  • Deb Price

Tenors

  • Tim Adams
  • Tim Belstra
  • Darryn Glass
  • Mike Goeken
  • Bruce Johnson
  • Brandon Williams

 

Basses

  • Aaron Garrett
  • Chris Hasara
  • Tim Hester
  • Rick Mangas
  • Jon Owens
  • Richard Percifield
  • John Tillema

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