Phil is an excellent conductor with a wonderful manner of working with the musicians...he makes people want to play for him.Nancy Menk
Impeccably performed...a director of tremendous enthusiasmDowners Grove Reporter
Mr. Bauman recently concluded an amazing 24 seasons journey as Music Director/ Conductor of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra. During his tenure at the LCSO he is credited with significantly raising the orchestra’s artistic level, spearheading a resurgence in the educational programming and expanding the audience and financial base three-fold. Maestro Bauman continues his inspiring work as Music Director of the Michigan City Messiah.
Commitment to Education
A passionate advocate of music education, Maestro Bauman has dedicated much of his career to broadening music awareness in young people. He is widely acclaimed for programming interactive educational concerts, collaborating with dance companies, chamber ensembles, choral programs and mentoring young soloists. Most notably, he enthusiastically provides young musicians a challenging environment for musical growth as conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Symphony Orchestra, College of Dupage Chamber Orchestra and the South Suburban College Chamber Orchestra.