Christine Mata Eckel

Concert Orchestra Conductor Christine Mata Eckel is a native of Fairfield, CT, where her own youth symphony experience culminated with a memorable performance for her at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. She holds both a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

During her studies, Ms. Eckel performed and studied at music festivals in Switzerland, Italy, and the United States. While attending UW-Madison, she earned numerous scholarships and awards including the Steenbock Scholarship in Music. Over the years, she has been on the faculty and conducted for the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic and has been a guest clinician for area school music festivals. Ms. Eckel has served as the conductor of Concert Orchestra since 2000 and served as woodwind sectional coach for WYSO prior to her appointment as conductor. She teaches full-time between two Madison area schools, performs on clarinet with the Pentissimo Woodwind Quintet, and is the mother of two wonderful little children.

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