Beyond the Podium

Philip Bauman's Blog

Tales from the Dark Side

A family-friendly Halloween themed concert brought out the creative best of the community. Craft activities for the kids, costumed orchestra and audience members, costume parade and more brought life to the Civic Auditorium in late October. I had a blast dressing up...

Hoosier Star A Rousing Success

Hoosier Star 2017 was a smashing success as 10 contestants competed for the top cash prizes and trophies. The audience voted that night and crowned Youth Winner Jarynn Sampson (right) and Adult Julia Campoli (left). Congratulations to all the contestants! Learn more...

Mighty Messiah

As the musical frenzy of December steams down the tracks, we all have our favorite destinations. Before we know it "Last Stop - Christmas" is heard and the season has reached its destination. My journey which now includes a performance of Messiah has created new and...

Messiah – A Reflection

What a delight and blessing it was to conduct Messiah with my friends in Michigan City. The performance was beyond words!  The soloists, Sarah Gartshore, Kristin Gornstein, Matthew Daniel and Peter van de Graaff provided eloquent and graceful voices to the arias and...

Messiah Rehearsals have begun

What a glorious start to the preparations for the December 20th, 3pm performance of Messiah in Michigan City.  Last night we had a very strong start to what promises to be a remarkable event. Thanks to so many for making this annual tradition flourish.  Thank you...

Golden Inspiration

I've been spending the last several days tucked away in Golden, Colorado drawing inspiration from nature, clear skies, clean air, snow flakes and being that much closer to the Almighty as I dig deep into Messiah. And what a glorious work it is to surround oneself...

Free Summer Concerts

I'm gearing up for a pair of FREE summer concerts this week with the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra. The first is TODAY -  Sunday, June 28th at Washington Park in Michigan City. 7pm CDT is the start time.  The other concert is July 3rd...

Michigan City Messiah

In this week's edition of the Beacher, is an article written by Andrew Tallackson  announcing my newest position as Music Director of the Messiah held annually in Michigan City.  You can download the edition for offline reading in (PDF)...

National Arts Associate

On Monday, May 18th I was inducted into the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity as a National Arts Associate. I'm proud to be selected for this high honor and to be involved with such a prestigious organization.  Consider making a donation to the Sigma Alpha Iota...

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