A bit about Erica Neidlinger, who will guest conduct two pieces at our March 17th concert:
Guest Conductor Erica Neidlinger is the Associate Professor and Conductor of the Wind Symphony at DePaul University. Her additional responsibilities include teaching conducting and instrumental music education courses. Dr. Neidlinger has conducted performances across the United States and in Europe. She has traveled to Singapore and Canada as an ensemble adjudicator and clinician. She has been featured as a guest conductor and clinician in Latvia and will guest conduct in Moscow this September. Presentations at international conferences include the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Killarney, Ireland, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. She has also conducted honor bands and presented at many conferences across the United States. Before teaching at DePaul, Dr. Neidlinger served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and The Ohio State University. She is also a former conductor of the Nebraska Wind Symphony. Dr. Neidlinger completed her doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Professor Craig Kirchhoff. In addition, she holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She began her teaching career as director of bands in the Piper School District, Kansas City, Kansas. Erica is a graduate of Ladue High School, where her band directors were Jerry Luckhardt and Saint Louis Wind Symphony Director Tom Poshak.