Career Highlights

  • Appointed Condutor of the South Suburban College Orchestra.
  • Finalist – Carmel Symphony Orchestra Music Director Search.
  • Appointed Music Director of the Michigan City Messiah
  • In the role of Hudson Finn, conducted the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra in First String, a motion picture drama of love, music and science. In addition to leading the Orchestra, I have a featured speaking role in the movie.
  • Conducted the closing ceremonies of Cantus MM International Music Festival, Salzburg in 2014.
  • Conducted in Vienna, Salzburg and Munich in the Summer of 2014.
  • Conducted members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in a program of John Cage and Mozart with the La Porte County Symphony.
  • Conducted Nabucco, featuring Metropolitan Opera veteran Vernon Hartman in the title role.
  • Conducted La Boheme for the debut of Harbor Country Opera in 2013.
  • Conducted a production of  Rigoletto, featuring Metropolitan Opera star Isola Jones as Maddalena.
  • Worked with some of Chicago’s finest brass players as Music Director of the Chicago Brass Choir.
  • Appointed Assistant Conductor and Conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra.
  • Joined the staff of the Northwest Indiana Symphony.  While at NISO I have held the administrative positions of High School Showcase Coordinator, Production Manager and Orchestra Manager.
  • Traveled to Napa, California for several summers to work as Music Director at the Jarvis Conservatory producing stunning productions of Zarzuela.
  • Conducted the Verdi Requiem, Attila, Don Carlos and Lucrezia Borga with Da Corneto Opera Ensemble in the Chicago area.
  • Began a 3 year Artist in Residence program with the Camerata Youth Orchestra.
  • Conducted Metropolitan Opera star Mignon Dunn in the Medium for COT.
  • Stepped in on short notice at the Elgin Symphony to replacing the ailing Margaret Hillis to much critical acclaim on a subscription concert series.
  • Accepted Music Director position with the La Porte Symphony Orchestra.
  • Conducted Four Saints in Three Acts with Chicago Opera  Theater with an outstanding cast that included Jonita Lattimore.
  • Conducted Where the Wild Things are at the Chicago Theater for Chicago Opera Theater.
  • Appointed Associate Conductor, Chicago Opera Theater and Associate Conductor for the Elgin Symphony in the same year.
  • Spent two Summers in Idaho for Boise Opera (South Pacific, Carousel).
  • Conducted several operettas for Light Opera Works in Evanston, IL.
  • On five minutes notice, conducted the main stage production of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet for Chicago Opera Theater.
  • Appointed Music Director of the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra, first Chicago area orchestra position.
  • Conducted the Downer’s Grove Oratorio Society in programs featuring the Coronation Anthems by Handel and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” mass.
  • Moved to Chicago after being appointed Assistant Conductor at Chicago Opera Theater.
  • Received a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Northwestern University.  Graduated Summa Cum Laude.  Studied principally with Victor Yampolsky.
  • Studied at Conductor’s Institute, West Virginia.
  • Founded the Camera Da Music Chamber Orchestra, a professional orchestra in Battle Creek.
  • After the sudden passing of his conductor professor, Herbert Butler, he was asked to step in to lead a semester of orchestra as Acting Music Director/Conductor of the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra.
  • Was a student of Herbert Butler, Harold Faberman, Donald Portnoy, William Stein, Paul Kirby.
  • Appointed Music Director, Battle Creek Youth Symphony, first professional position.
  • Graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory.
  • Guest Conducted the Battle Creek Symphony, as his first professional conducting experience.

Relaxed and personable, Philip J. Bauman….charmingly shared Gershwinisms with the audience throughout the night. – Kane County Chronicle

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