How Lauda Musicam works

Board of Directors

Terms of 3 years. Elections will be held every year at the first member’s meeting of the season to elect 2 members of the Board. The Board will then decide amongst themselves on officer positions for that year.

  • Susan Richter
  • Frank Shirley
  • Barbara Stark
  • Rob Grill
  • Mark Lemnah
  • Angela Irving

Music Director

Jody Miller

On-line vs in-person schedules

  • In-person members will meet with the group during our weekly rehearsals (currently set for Sunday afternoons, with the exception of the last Sunday of the month, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at the Salvation Army, 4700 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723. Some sessions will be run by either Susan or Mark and some sessions will be run by Jody via ZOOM.
  • On-line members will have access to live ZOOM sessions with Jody on Tuesday evenings (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Central time). You will then have the opportunity to join us for the live dress rehearsal and concert in October/November.

Missed rehearsals

In the event of a known missed rehearsal where we have been notified in advance (can be done on the website), you will be given access to a recording of the ZOOM session with Jody that covers the class that you will miss.

Music files

You will have access to all of the music that we will be performing via a Box web page. There will also be paper copies of the music at the rehearsals for those that prefer.

Audio recordings

Jody will make available recording of all the music that we will be performing that have one instrument on each line. These recordings will be available with and without a click track. This is very useful for rehearsing the music at home.

Season vs Semester

  • Lauda Season runs from late August until the end of the Spring Concert, which is either late April or early May.
  • Semesters are the two halves of a season; August – November, and January – May.

Small ensembles

Members are encouraged to form small ensemble groups. These groups are used to fill in the concerts between the full ensemble pieces. The small groups should endeavor to present another facet of early music to our audience, such as different instruments (not just recorders); voices, strings, harps, louds, or even dancing. The small groups are responsible for arranging their own rehearsal time and must let the Vice President know of your intentions, your music, list of performers, and must run through your piece/s with the Vice President 2 weeks prior to the concert.

Concert Dress

Variations on black. Color accents are fine as long as the main theme is black.

Performance Standards

Performing members must meet a reasonable standard of playing ability and commit to attending either the in-person or on-line practice sessions. Missed rehearsals can be made up with a recording of the ZOOM rehearsal for that week. For our initial season, we would ask that people not sign up to be a performing member if they would have difficulty devoting appropriate practice time to the repertoire and playing it well in a performance. If we feel someone is not achieving the needed quality of performance, we may ask that person not to participate in the performance. With that said, we are an amateur group and do not expect professional level playing. Just really good playing.

Fall Semester Calendar

This information is also on the Member Calendar website page.

  • August 25 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • August 31 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m..
  • September 8 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 15 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 22 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • October 6 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m..
  • October 13 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m..
  • October 20 – Salvation Army, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Dress rehearsal and concert TBA


We have performing and non-performing memberships. Non-performing members are via Zoom only, and anyone can be a non-performing member. Performing members must meet the standards described above and can be either in-person or on-line (Zoom).

  • Register as a member via our website (Join Us)
  • In-person or on-line
  • Single semester or the entire season
    • Semester: $75 pp
    • Season: $125 pp
  • Use website to pay with PayPal or credit card or pay by check to Treasurer (Barbara Stark)

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