Ensemble Director

Fox Valley Youth ORCHESTRA

Using music to enrich the lives of our youth

Alison Gaines is from Pasadena, CA and is the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra at the College of DuPage, is Assistant Conductor for the Elmhurst Symphony as well as teaching college classes in music theory and music history and maintaining an active schedule as a bassist throughout the Chicago area. She has held conducting and music director positions with the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra, Iowa State University, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Kansas City at Park University and the Atchison Symphony. Guest conducting engagements have included rehearsal work with the Chicago Youth Symphony and the Italian Pop/opera group Il Volo as well as performance engagements throughout the Midwest with groups such as the Rockford Symphony, Central Iowa Symphony, Lawrence (KS) Chamber Orchestra and Arkansas District/All-State Festival and has conducted eight Brass Night performances and various chamber performances with the Breckenridge (CO) Music Festival. She holds a masterís in Bass performance from U.S.C. and a DMA in conducting from the University of Kansas, Lawrence where she held assistantships from both the orchestra and jazz departments.

We are a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.† Your donations are tax deductible.† Please donate today!