Howard Eckdahl

Conducting Fellow

Howard Eckdahl is a multi-faceted musician who enjoys a diverse career in the arts, academy, and sacred music. He currently works in Chicagoland as a music director of a Lutheran church and performs with Music of the Baroque and the Grant Park Chorus. Also a keen educator, Eckdahl has served on the faculties of Notre Dame, Western Michigan University, and Augustana College. His training as a conductor under Carmen-Helena Téllez was bolstered by his time serving as the Conducting Fellow of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra under Alastair Willis. Eckdahl carried out scholarship on Herbert Howells and also orchestrated the well-loved anthem Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, which can be heard on the superlative recording by the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and the Contemporary Oxford Sinfonia on Delphian Records (2022).