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The NIU Workshop is now filled with a wait list. We are still accepting auditors ($100 tuition), but there are no more active participant slots.

February 10-11, 2024

Taught by Maestro Gary Lewis and hosted by Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL), this 2-day intensive course is geared for student conductors, educational ensemble directors, and any conductor who is looking for professionals development. Dr. Silas Huff, NIU Director of Orchestras, and Dr. Thomas Bough, NIU Director of Bands, will be assisting and leading focused sessions. Only 15 active conductors will be accepted - apply soon!

Maestro Gary Lewis

MAESTRO GARY LEWIS is the Music Director and Conductor of the West Texas Symphony orchestra and Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and oversees the entire orchestra program...[
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Dr. Silas Huff


Director of Orchestras, Northern Illinois University, Conductor & Commander of the Air Guard Band of the West Coast, and Conductor of the International Concerto Festival (Czech Republic)...[Learn more]


Dr. Thomas Bough

Director of Bands, Northern Illinois University, and Music Director, Fox Valley Brass Band...[Learn more]

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