Beyond the Podium

Philip Bauman's Blog

Follow Phil to SSC

Looking for something new! You are invited to follow Phil and join the South Suburban College Orchestra. The chamber orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings and presents 4 concerts per year. Register TODAY!  Explore interesting repertoire in a community...

Amazing Journey

As my tenure with La Porte comes to a close this weekend, check out this in-depth and insightful article by Andrew Tallackson in THE BEACHER.  The Symphony will highlight another of Andrew's many talents, those of a pianist, as he performs iconic music...

Star on the Rise

I've been blessed to work with some amazing singers and instrumentalists over the years. I'm so very proud of the hard work Delshawn Taylor has put into his career. He was a 2015 recipient of the American Prize in Voice and also won the Chicago Musical Theater Award,...

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...

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