La Porte County Symphony
307 Kingsbury Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350-6099
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 563
La Porte, IN 46352

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

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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 enjoyed a long and storied career as a musician and educator in our community, and he has been a fixture in the orchestra as a performer and conductor.  He holds both the degrees Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music from Valparaiso University, and has done advanced study at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and VanderCook College of Music. To view his complete bio, click here. To read Mr. Steck'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.
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  • Stage Manager: Renee Kurtzweil
  • Librarian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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