Benedictine University is sponsors Woodwind Chamber Music Workshop

Benedictine University is sponsors Woodwind Chamber Music Workshop
January 31, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Chamber music requires a set of specific musical skills and the mastery of performance techniques achieved only through intimate ensemble experiences. The emphasis on teamwork, communication and reading skills – in addition to daily personal attention – improves the student’s practice and rehearsal skills and fosters unlimited musical growth. The Department of Music at Benedictine University is sponsoring a Woodwind Chamber Music Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 and 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3 for high school and college students who play the flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon. Activities will include master’s classes, faculty recitals, chamber rehearsals, private lessons, techniques classes, instrument repair, lunch both days in the Krasa Student Center Dining Room and an opportunity to meet new people who share a love of music. The faculty includes flutist Anne Kreft, who performed with the Ann Arbor Symphony and has a master’s degree in music from Northern Illinois; clarinetist Andrea DiOrio, who has performed with the Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony; oboist Alicia Cordoba Tait, chair of the Department of Music at Benedictine University; and bassoonist Dianne Ryan, who has a master’s in music from Roosevelt University. The cost of the workshop is $150. For more information, call Andrea R. DiOrio at (630) 829-6320 or e-mail her at adiorio@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.