La Porte County Symphony
307 Kingsbury Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350-6099
Phone: 219.362.9020

Staff

Administrative Staff Members

Executive Director:  Nanda Danitschek

Nanda has performed with the symphony since 2005 as a chorus member and soloist, and has been recognized as the adult winner of Hoosier STAR 2010 and champion of Hoosier STAR of STARS 2015. She has coordinated the Hoosier STAR Fourth of July events since 2010 and has co-chaired the event with Sheryl Edwards in 2014 and Jeremiah Souza in 2016. Nanda is also recognized throughout northwest Indiana for her theatrical stage experience, national anthem performances, and as a vocalist in the Nickle & Dime acoustic duo. She is an active member and recording secretary for LaPorte Service League and is the concessions and volunteer coordinator for Arts in the Park.
 
Nanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with concentration in Organizational Leadership from Purdue Northwest and will obtain her Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology in February 2018 from Adler University in Chicago. Her research experience emphasizes the power of community partnerships and valuing diversity. She serves the youth of LaPorte County as a mentor, substitute teacher, and as a performance coach.

 

  • Bookkeeper: Rita Mrozinski
  • Education Director: Diana Ford
  • Editor: Melaney Gabris

 

Artistic Staff Members

Music Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Philip Bauman is beginning his 19th season with the La Porte County Symphony. In addition to frequent guest conducting, he is the conductor for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Manager. To read Mr. Bauman's full biography click here.

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Charles Steck has been the Assistant Director of Bands at La Porte High School since 1994.  Prior to that he was Director of Music for Lacrosse Elementary and High School.  At LPHS, he directs the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, as well as the Jazz Lab Bands and the Pep Band. To read Mr. Steck's full biography click here.

Children's Chorus Conductor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In his ninth season as director of the LCSO Children's Chorus Matt Nelson couldn't be more proud to have been involved in the Chorus' inception and still be leading a growing program that instills appreciate for all styles of music and respect for the performing artists, and molding young musical minds into possible future performers. To read Mr. Nelson's full biography click here.

Other Staff Members

  • Operations Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Interim Personnel Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Stage Manager: Renee Kurtzweil
  • Librarian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Orchestra Representative: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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