Duain Wolfe has served as the director and conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus since 1994, preparing the chorus for performances with many of the world’s most renowned orchestral conductors. His work resulted in a Grammy for Best Opera with Sir Georg Solti in 1998. He also won two Grammys for his recording of Verdi’s Requiem with Riccardo Muti in 2010 – Best Choral and Best Classical. He has conducted over 200 performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, including outstanding performances of the Brahms Requiem for the ACDA National Conference in Chicago. Wolfe also serves as conductor of the Colorado Symphony Chorus (which he founded in 1984) and directs choral performances for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canada. He is also the founder of the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and for twenty years served as staff conductor of the Central City Opera Festival.
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Wolfe will serve as a podium coach for the conducting fellows, teach conducting classes for the conducting scholars, and serve on the faculty panels in symposium discussions.