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Christopher Stanichar is Associate Professor and Director of Orchestras at Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD), where he conducts the Augustana Orchestra, working closely with the highly acclaimed Augustana Faculty String Quartet, a professional in-residence ensemble. He has been recognized with several awards by the Augustana College community, and is the current recipient of the Jane and Charles Zaloudek Faculty Research Fellowship. His other musical positions include Music Director of South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra (SDSYO), Principal Conductor of the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO) in Sioux Center, Iowa, and Music Director of Worthington Area Orchestra (Minnesota).
Christopher Stanichar is an active, published composer, whose music has been played all over the world. He writes for orchestra, choir, and chamber ensembles (including a large amount of repertoire for English horn), and his music has been used in movies. To hear his works and browse his catalogue, click here.