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Lawrence Eckerling
1506 Executive Lane
Glenview, Illinois 60025
(847) 486-9040
E-Mail: LEckerling@aol.com

Lawrence Eckerling, Conductor

Highlights of Qualifications

• Named 2007 Conductor of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras

• Exceptional Musicianship

• Accomplished Conductor and Pianist

• Innovative Programmer

• Successful Track Record of Artistic Growth

• Successful Track Record of Audience Development

• Vast repertoire knowledge

• Strong abilities in pops conducting, opera conducting,and choral conducting

• Commitment to the community where orchestra is based

Positions Held

Music Director, Evanston Symphony Orchestra began 2003

Music Director and Conductor, St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra 1986-2002

Music Director, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra 1981-1982

Chamber Music Pianist, Duetri Ensemble of Chicago 1984-1990

Assistant Conductor, Omaha Symphony Orchestra 1982-1984

Assistant Conductor, Nebraska Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra 1982-1984

Music Director/Manager, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras 1982-1983

Rehearsal Conductor, Lake Forest Symphony 1984-1985

Assistant Conductor, Indiana University Opera Theatre 1980

Guest Conducting Engagements

Evanston Symphony Orchestra (IL) January, 2002

Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra (IL) March, 1998

Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MN) March 1996

Park Ridge Symphony Orchestra (IL) July, 1995

Germantown Symphony(TN) March, 1993

Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra (IL) December, 1992

Kankakee Symphony (IL) July, 1987

Nebraska Chamber Orchestra June, 1983

Opera Omaha December, 1982


  1. Indiana University, Master of Music, Instrumental Conducting 1981
  2. Indiana University, Bachelor of Music Education, (Instrumental and Choral) 1978
  3. Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood July/August, 1983
    Herbert Blomstedt Institute of Orchestral Conducting and Symphonic Performance Summers, 1981, 1982

Professional Society Memberships

Conductors Guild
American Symphony Orchestra League
Indiana University Alumni Organization

Conducting Teachers and Coaches

Thomas Baldner, Professor of Instrumental Conducting, Indiana
University Bryan Balkwill

Balkwill, Professor of Instrumental Conducting, Indiana University

Leonard Bernstein, Berkshire Music Festival

Herbert Blomstedt, Herbert Blomstedt Institute of Orchestral Conducting and Symphonic Performance

Thomas Briccetti, Music Director and Conductor, Omaha Symphony

Gustav Meier, Berkshire Music Festival

Seiji Ozawa, Berkshire Music Festival

Jon Robertson, Herbert Blomstedt Institute of Orchestral Conducting and Symphonic Performance

Gunther Schuller, Berkshire Music Festival

Leonard Slatkin, Berkshire Music Festival

Wolfgang Vacano, Indiana University

Teaching Experience

Educational Synthesizer Concerts, Lake Forest Symphony Association.

Organized and performed concerts throughout the Chicago and Suburban public and private school systems. 1985-1991.

Omaha Area Youth Orchestras Summer Camp, Director 1983.
Duties included managerial organization, artistic supervision, direction of the orchestra, chamber music coach, recitalist.

University of Nebraska at Omaha. Guest Lecturer and Conductor,

Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana. Graduate Assistantship in Music Theory, 1979-1980.
Duties included teaching all levels of undergraduate sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony.

Northern Indianapolis Public School District.
Student Teacher, 1978. Duties included teaching elementary through high school orchestra programs throughout the district.


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