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Performance Ensembles


While ensembles are core to the study of music at Roosevelt, we do not offer any degrees in conducting.  Courses in conducting are available to music conservatory students as part of their degree plan. 

Emanuele Andrizzi, Head of the Orchestra Program
Andrew Eggert, Head of the Opera Program
Cheryl Frazes Hill, Director of Choral Activities
Stefan Hersh, Head of String Chamber Music

Baroque Orchestra
Garry Clarke, Director / Conductor
David Schrader, Director / Harpsichord

Brass Chamber Music
Charles Schuchat, Director

Brass Ensemble
Gregory Flint, Conductor
Jay Friedman, Conductor
Charles Schuchat, Conductor

Chamber Orchestra
Emanuele Andrizzi, Principal Conductor

Classical Guitar Ensemble
Denis Azabagic, Director

Conservatory Chorale
Mark Crayton, Conductor

Conservatory Chorus
Cheryl Frazes Hill, Conductor

Contemporary Ensemble
Joseph RescignoGuest Conductor

Percussion Ensemble
Ed Harrison, Conductor

Piano Ensemble
Kuang-Hao Huang, Director

Symphony Orchestra
Emanuele Andrizzi, Principal Conductor
Paolo J. Carbone, Guest Conductor
David Neely, Guest Conductor 

University Singers
Linden Christ, Conductor

Wind Ensemble
Stephen Squires, Conductor

Woodwind Chamber Music
Dennis Michel, Director

Jazz & Contemporary Music Ensembles
Scott Mason, Coordinator
Avant-Garde Combo
Bebop Combo
Brazilian Combo
Contemporary Combo
ECM Combo
Fusion Combo
Hard Bop Combo
Latin Jazz Ensemble
Swing Combo
New Deal Vocal Jazz Ensemble

AndrizziEmanuele Andrizzi

Emanuele Andrizzi is a conductor with a strong connection to the rich musical tradition of Rome's Conservatory from which he graduated with diplomas in conducting and composition. During the past decade, he has worked extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. as a conductor, pianist, music professor, and clinician.

An active performer and teacher, Mr. Andrizzi has recently been appointed the new Conductor and Director of Orchestras and Orchestral Activities at the prestigious Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. In addition, he often collaborates with various young artist programs and summer programs. During the past summer, he conducted Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at the Ryan Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Young Artist Program and then he was also in Italy, conducting Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” and Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” for the International Festival “La Musica Lirica.” In the past, Mr. Andrizzi taught and collaborated with important European musical institutions, including Rome’s Conservatory, the Piaget University and the Escola Profisional de Música in Mirandela.
As a conductor, Mr. Andrizzi has worked with several symphonic and operatic companies. In addition to his work as an assistant/cover conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, he has partnered with some of the finest opera theaters both in the US and in Europe, including the Los Angeles Opera, the Dallas Opera, and Rome’s Opera Theater. In the last few years, Mr. Andrizzi has conducted several operatic and symphonic programs with the New Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra della Citta' di Ravenna, the Chicago Opera Vanguard, the Cervantes Orchestra of Chicago, and the Bay View Music Festival, among others. He has also collaborated with important music festivals, including the Ravinia Festival. During the upcoming season, Mr. Andrizzi will guest conduct at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, for a special performance of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", at the Millennium Park Festival, conducting a program of contemporary music, and at Northwestern University, for a production of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte".

Mr. Andrizzi is a recipient of the Honorable Mention award at the International Competition for Conductors of Contemporary Music “4X4 Prize” and a winner of the “P. Barrasso” International Competition for Chamber Music. In addition to his diplomas in Conducting and Composition at the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome, Mr. Andrizzi has earned a doctorate in Orchestral Conducting at Northwestern University, an MFA in Conducting at Bard College, and a Performance Diploma in Piano at the “A. Casella” Conservatory.