Stephen Alltop, Music Director
Stephen Alltop has built a career based on excellence in several disciplines, conducting both orchestral and choral ensembles, and performing as a keyboard artist. The 2012-13 season marks Mr. Alltop's seveteenth season as Music Director of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra.
Under Dr. Alltop's direction, the Elmhurst Symphony completed a performance cycle of Beethoven's Symphonies, presented Mahler's Symphonies 1, 2 and 3, and has given world premieres of works by Alan Terricciano, Jan Bach, James Clemens, Miguel del Aguila, Frank Ferko, and Maxwell Raimi. The Elmhurst Symphony has received recognition from the Illinois Council of Orchestras for innovative programming, volunteer activities and overall achievement.
This year will be Dr. Alltop's twelth season as Music Director of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago. He also serves as Associate Conductor of the Peninsula Music Festival in Wisconsin and on the faculty with the Green Lake Festival in Wisconsin.
Dr. Alltop has been a member of the conducting faculty of Northwestern University since 1992. In addition to conducting, he has appeared extensively as keyboard soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, and recording artist. Between June and October of 2006, he conducted concerts in the Italian cities of Perugia, Bologna and Rovereto.
Stephen Alltop is represented by Joanne Rile Artist Management. His website is www.stephenalltop.com