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College of Liberal Arts

Conducting Faculty

Edward Benyas


Edward Benyas

118D Altgeld

Edward Benyas is Professor of Oboe and Conducting at SIU Carbondale, Music Director of the Southern Illinois Symphony, the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra—with which he made his European conducting debut—and founder and Artistic Director of the Southern Illinois Music Festival, which full profile >>

Susan Davenport

Director of Choral Activities, Professor, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts

Susan Davenport

108 Altgeld

Susan Davenport is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Southern Illinois University. While at SIU, she has also held positions as Assistant Director of the School of Music and Associate Dean for Students and Curricular Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts. Currently, Dr. full profile >>

Christopher Morehouse

Professor, Director of Bands, Acting Director of Graduate Studies, School of Music

Christopher Morehouse

Altgeld 118
(618) 453-5041 Office
(618) 453-2776 University Bands/Orchestra Office

Christopher Morehouse is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Southern Illinois University, where he serves as conductor of the SIU Wind Ensemble, teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting, wind literature, and instrumental methods, and administers the entire SIU Bands program. He is also the full profile >>