Music Director

 Chris Ramaekers

Christopher Ramaekers

Christopher Ramaekers joined the LFCO in the 2018-2019 season, sharing the music director role with Maestro Nordling. The LFCO is thrilled to welcome him for his third year with the orchestra and first as sole Music Director! Dr. Ramaekers is currently Director of Orchestras at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Associate Conductor of the Chicago Composers Orchestra. He was winner of the 2011 American Prize in Orchestral Conducting and holds degrees from Western Michigan University and Northwestern University.

“I am elated to work with the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra” said Ramaekers. “The pandemic creates opportunities for us to be innovative and creative in new and perhaps unusual ways . I’m excited about the year ahead of us!”