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Dr Christopher Windle

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Christopher Windle is a nationally recognized conductor, clinician, and educator based in Chicago. Praised for his “nuanced, soulful, clear, and expressive” conducting “firmly rooted in musical sensitivity and intelligence” (Augusta Read Thomas, composer), he has conducted choirs in concert throughout North America and Europe.

Chris is the artistic director of the Chicago Chamber Choir, artistic and music director of the William Ferris Chorale, associate director of music and choirmaster at Church of the Atonement, and on faculty at the DePaul University School of Music.

He previously served on the faculties of Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music and Benedictine University, and has conducted Constellation Men's Ensemble (CME), the Bridge Ensemble (Baltimore), the Chicago Bar Association Chorus, Singing City (Philadelphia), the Maryland State Boychoir, and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir.

Equally at home as a tenor, Chris has sung in professional choirs throughout the country, including the Crossing, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, the Grant Park Chorus, the South Dakota Chorale, Bella Voce, and the Philadelphia Singers.

Chris continues to serve on the leadership board of the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) as the Community Choirs Chair, and consults on the Composition Contest. He has been published frequently in regional and national publications including Podium and The Choral Scholar.

He holds degrees from St Olaf College and Temple University, and a DMA in Choral Conducting from Northwestern University.

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