Chicago Chamber Music Workshop Faculty

2016 Chicago Chamber Music Workshop Faculty

Robert Bassill, Director

Robert Bassill is the Director of the MYAC Chamber Music Program, the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop and Sinfonietta (Summer Evening Orchestra.) Mr. Bassill is active as a teacher and freelance musician around the Chicago area. He is in his tenth year as Director of Orchestra and Music Theory programs at Lake Forest High School. During his tenure at Lake Forest High School, Mr. Bassill has toured with his orchestra on three European tours, and his orchestras have accompanied soloists such as Chicago Symphony Orchestra members Tage Larsen and Patrick Godon. Mr. Bassill received his undergraduate degree in Violin Performance under Mark Zinger at DePaul University, and he holds a Master of Arts in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Bassill currently serves on the Board of Directors for International Chamber Artists.

Includes past faculty


Gene Purdue, Founding member of the Thouvenel String Quartet

Gerardo Riberio, Northwestern University

Annie Fullard, Cavani String Quartet, Cleveland Institute of Music

Kirby Dennis-Kay, West County Strings

Robert Bassill, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory


Carrie Dennis, Principal - Los Angeles Philharmonic

Charles Pikler, Principal - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Rami Solomonow, Chicago Chamber Musicians, DePaul University, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory


Paula Kosower, Northwestern University


Tatyana Stepanova, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

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