La Porte County Symphony
307 Kingsbury Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350-6099
Phone: 219.362.9020

Illumination is a twenty-voice ensemble composed of singers who come from Chicago, Rolling Prairie, Lafayette, Michigan City and points in between. Their professions range from college students to college professors and include teachers, a preacher, nurses, and stay-at-home Moms. They have come together to share their love of song and welcome the opportunity to join forces with the LaPorte County Symphony.

Established in 2010 to perform as a guest ensemble for the LCSO Holiday Pops concert, the group also joined the orchestra on a wide variety of repertoire during season performances in 2011 and 2012.  In 2013, Illumination accepted the invitation to become a permanent ensemble of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra.  

BECKY OSBORN

Illumination Director

Becky Osborn has been teaching music for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Butler University and a Master’s of Music from Valparaiso University. After spending 17 years teaching high school choral music, she opened Music of Oz Studios. As owner and director of the studios, she oversees 25 staff members as they teach hundreds of students of all ages and abilities in private and group music instruction, and she has 40 private voice and piano students of her own. Becky teaches the music appreciation and music methods classes at Purdue University North Central.

Becky is the founder and director of the Kankakee Valley Community Chorus. This Christian chorus has previously been named ‘Outstanding Community Music Organization’ by the Indiana Choral Director’s association. She is the author of “The Private Music Instruction Manual,” a textbook which is used in applied music instruction at many universities throughout the US and UK. Becky frequently serves as a music adjudicator and presents sessions and teacher in-services on vocal use and over-use in the workplace.

As one of the La Porte Symphony keyboardists, and now the director of Illumination.

ILLUMINATION ROSTER

Sopranos

  • Ashton Devrise
  • April Irizarry
  • Christina Gierke
  • Chrissy Kvachkoff
  • Chris Maddox
  • Erin Meyer
  • Sara Solis
  • Susan Straw

Altos

  • Pattie Flory
  • Sherry Jagger
  • Laura Hillger
  • Diane Pergio
  • Deb Price
  • Jill Przybylski
  • Tracey Tiemens

Tenors

  • David Arroyo
  • Jacob Gardner
  • Mike Goeken
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Andrew Matson
  • Brandon Williams

Basses

  • Tim Adams
  • Aaron Garrett
  • Tim Hester
  • Rick Mangas
  • Barry Reasoner
  • Pat Thavis

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