Welcome to The Starlight Symphony Orchestra

A regional community orchestra for the Central Texas Community featuring members from Austin, Bee Cave, Blanco, Buda, Canyon Lake, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Lockhart, Johnson City, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Oak Hill, San Marcos, West Lake and Wimberley.


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David William Oertel Wins the American Prize in Orchestral Programming

DAVID WILLIAM OERTEL, conductor of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra is the winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Programming—the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award, 2019, in the community orchestra division. David was selected from applications reviewed recently from all across the United States. The American Prize is the nation’s most comprehensive series of non-profit competitions in the performing arts, unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. 

2020 Young Artist Competition Application Now Available

Starlight Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition is held each concert season and invites exceptional young instrumentalists, of all ages up thru high school seniors to compete for music scholarships towards their education in music. The top performers are selected as the featured soloists for the Young Artist Concerts held in the spring each season.  The solo competition is open to all orchestral instruments, including brass, percussion, piano, strings, and woodwinds.  Suitable pieces are solo works intended to be performed with orchestral accompaniment.

Starlight Symphony Orchestra’s New Concertmaster Demonstrates Leadership and a Fun Flair!

Starlight Symphony is extremely pleased to welcome Marian Brackney to the role of concertmaster for the 2019-2020 concert season. A concertmaster is the first chair violinist in an orchestra. More importantly, a concertmaster is a leader and a teacher to the rest of the orchestra. They are also responsible for tuning the orchestra prior to a concert as well as the solo violin pieces.

When the board members of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra were tasked with selecting a new concertmaster, it was important to pick a musician who was passionate about the mission of the orchestra.

Welcome to Starlight Symphony Orchestra!  The Starlight Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit orchestra comprised of all volunteer musicians of wildly varying ages and reside in a variety of nearby hill country communities. The Starlight Symphony concerts are always free and open to the public.

The orchestra members enjoy performing both classical and pop music and rehearse diligently to present exceptional concerts. A solo competition for students is held each year, inviting top students to perform and compete for music scholarships. The Starlight Symphony also works in conjunction with hill country school districts to augment their music curriculums with mentoring programs and music appreciation programs in each school.

The Starlight Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization supported by donations. To make a contribution please visit our Donations page here, or mail your donation to P.O. Box 171, Wimberley, TX 78676.

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