Is your child the next Ian Anderson? Workshop can help make it happen

Is your child the next Ian Anderson? Workshop can help make it happen
January 14, 2009

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

OK, so maybe your high school or college son or daughter won’t front a band as popular as Jethro Tull was during the 1970s. But the Benedictine University Woodwind Chamber Music Workshop can help them grow both musically and personally. The Benedictine University Woodwind Chamber Music Workshop sponsored by the Department of Music is a two-day event from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19. The workshop is open to high school and college students who play the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon or French horn. Activities will include master’s classes, recitals, chamber rehearsals, 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, a member of the New Philharmonic, DuPage Opera Theatre and Trio Caprice; clarinetist Andrea DiOrio, who has performed with the Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony; oboist Alicia Cordoba Tait, who has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; bassoonist Amy Rhodes; and French Horn player Jerry Beck. The cost of the workshop is $175. For more information, call DiOrio at (630) 829-6321 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.