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Dr. David Eccles-Ask The Expert Article
World Premiere Performed by Elmhurst College
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season as we welcome new faculty!

Dr. David Eccles-Ask The Expert

I am currently Director of String Education and Orchestral Activities at VanderCook College of Music. I teach cello and bass technique classes, string methods classes, and conduct the orchestra in the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.

World Premiere Performed by Elmhurst College

On Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 the Elmhurst College and Community Philharmonic and Singers performed a world premiere work commissioned by World Music Chicago for the 70 th Anniversary Celebration of India’s Independence. The work, written by arguably the most famous violinist in India today, L. Subramaniam, was performed by the 72-piece orchestra, 15-voice choir, 6-piece [...]

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season as we welcome new faculty!

Desiree Ruhstrat, violinist, and David Cunliff, cellist, from the Lincoln Trio, join the fine faculty of chamber music coaches at MYAC. MYAC coaches have led three ensembles to the Gold Medal at theFischoff National Chamber Music Competition in the past four years, something we are very proud of.

Notes of Wisdom

I’m guilty and I admit it. After 34 years of teaching, it’s time to come clean. I’m a thief. I have stolen from my peers and I feel no shame.

President’s Message Fall 2017

I hope that the new school year finds you excited and reinvigorated about teaching strings. Whether it is the studio or the classroom, teachers in Illinois and across the country are doing amazing work with students of all ages.

TREVOR JONES: A FIVE TOOL BASSIST

A native of south central Pennsylvania, Trevor hearkens from a musical family. His mother, an elementary band director, played French horn and gave private lessons in the family’s home.  His father was a public school and college music teacher who had his own big band in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Growing up in this environment gave Trevor [...]