About Phil


Growing an Orchestra

24 years ago, it was a small rural community orchestra when Maestro Bauman began his position as music director of La Porte County Symphony Orchestra. In a short period of time, it followed an upward trajectory to become a nationally recognized leader in the arts in it’s region, growing it’s patrons and attracting professional musicians that travel from a tri-state area with guest artists from around the globe. Because of the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra’s quality musicianship and audience outreach, Bauman helped them secure an NEA grant in 2011.

Collaborations for Creative Educational Programming

To kick off each season at LCSO, Phil enjoys sharing his passion for music with school children. He assembles and inspires a team of talented people to create relevant educational concerts for students. Bauman’s teams have developed state-recognized education packages, compelling scripts, and multimedia enhancements. Each season, children from various socio-economic groups, are able to experience and appreciate a live symphony orchestra. He is a conductor that happily goes the extra mile for the benefit of children.

Energy Filled Performances

Known for his boundless energy, his enthusiastic spirit of adventure is contagious. In constant motion, Maestro Bauman converses with the musicians, guest performers and the patrons, bringing the auditorium together in the music magic of the moment. Together they embarked upon many unforgettable musical journeys. Events have included Carmina Burana, South Pacific, Mozart with video, various versions of the Nutcracker and a state-wide vocal completion. Whether it is classical or pop, he creates exceptional concert experiences.

Exhilaration for the Next Generation

As the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra conductor, he continues to take this well-respected program to new heights. With challenging repertoire, Maestro Bauman’s young musicians perform with energy and precision. He not only takes students to new musical heights but also offers them to a wide range of life changing experiences. This includes college workshops, attending performances of renown orchestras and a wide range of local and international travel. In 2018 they will perform in Italy and enjoy a variety of musical and art experiences in many regions.

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On the podium, Maestro Bauman’s charismatic demeanor and twinkling eyes reflect excitement and enthusiasm and convey absolute Joy to his performers and his audiences. – Marion Boynes

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