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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.