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Our Director








Dan Pasquale D’Andrea



Praised by the Illinois Council of Orchestras for outstanding programming-2000-01 Outstanding Programming, 2003-04 Chamber Orchestra of the Year, 2006 and 2012 Community Relations of the Year. Conductor Dan Pasquale D'Andrea is music director of several ensembles, including the Senior Suburban Orchestra, Sinfonietta Bel Canto, Sinfonietta DuPage and the Combined Church Choir of Itasca. 

He served as music director/conductor of the College of DuPage Chamber Orchestra for 11 years and the Salt Creek Sinfonietta for 14 years, and  has guest conducted several area ensembles, including most recently the Sinfonietta DuPage and the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra. 

An in demand adjudicator, Mr. D'Andrea has judged area solo competitions, and for 3 consecutive years served on the peer review board of the Hinsdale Center for the Arts. 


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Dan is a harpsichordist and an award winning bassoonist, he as appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and his solo honors include co-winner of the 1990 National Association for Composers/USA Young Performers' Competition, semi-finalist in the 1987 Fernand Gillet Young Artist Competition, and winner of the Double-Reed award at the 1989 Kingsville International Young Performers' Competition. 

A Chicago area native, he has received music degrees from DePaul University, New England Conservatory, and Northern Illinois University, and is currently Principal Bassoon with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

Demonstrations of his solo bassoon playing (3 videos, including "Flight of the Bumble bee") are available on YouTube (search "Dan D'Andrea Bassoon");  multiple videos of his conducting and artistic direction of opera are also on YouTube. (search "Sinfonietta Bel Canto").



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