The orchestra has a rich and distinguished history dating back to its founding in 1972. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and outstanding musicians, the organization has grown to be the artistic pillar of the community and a symbol of musical excellence. Learn more about the orchestra and the people who make the incredible events.
Nanda was introduced to the symphony in 2006 when she competed and won second place in the first ever Hoosier STAR competition. She auditioned every year after with no success until 2010, when she competed and took first place with her styling of I Will Always Love You made popular by Whitney Houston. Starting in 2011, Nanda took over planning for the Jaycees 4th of July parade’s Hoosier STAR dignitary entry. She also co-chaired the event with founder, Sheryl Edwards, in 2014, and in 2016 with fellow Hoosier STAR winner, Jeremiah Souza. In 2015, Nanda earned the title, Hoosier STAR of the Decade after winning LCSO’s Hoosier STAR of Stars competition where all past adult winners competed against each other. Now she serves as LCSO Executive Director and looks back on a journey made from the stars…literally!
Nanda is an I/O Psychologist and brings this background to the organizational and human side of both Hoosier STAR and the symphony. She is a proud member of Arts in the Park and La Porte Service League and serves as a mentor to college-bound, as well as, behaviorally challenged youth in the area. She is passionate about building community, workplace culture, diversity, and her belief in the power of the arts, particularly music! Nanda has a daughter, Ania, who studies Environmental Science at Manchester University and a son, Nicoles, who is in the third grade at Renaissance Academy. “Hoosier STAR is an experience like no other, and I am thrilled every year to meet new finalists because I know the excitement they are about to experience!”
Enrich the cultural lives of people of all ages within and beyond La Porte County through the experience of live orchestral performance.
LCSO will be recognized as a major and unique cultural asset characterized by: Excellence, Diversity, Participation, Engagement, Education, & Collaboration.
For more information on the LCSO be sure to visit our website www.LCSO.net .