Russell Vinick Awarded “Programming of the Year” Accolade from the Illinois Council of Orchestras

Music faculty member Russell Vinick is the recipient of the “Programming of the Year” award by the Illinois Council of Orchestras for his work directing and conducting the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra. Vinick has been recognized by the Illinois Council of Orchestras before, having received Programming of the Year award previously in 2011, the 2012 Orchestra of the Year award, and the 2010 and 2015 Conductor of the Year awards. Most recently, the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra was given the Community Relations of the Year award.

Vinick, who also serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the Cover Conductor for the Joffrey Ballet, has taught at Columbia for over fifteen years. He has been a guest conductor in concerts across the country, from Virginia to Tennessee, and has also worked with China’s Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra and Shandong Symphony Orchestra.

The LSSO’s final concert of the season, Pipe Dreams, takes place June 2 and 3.