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About Doug Lofstrom

Doug Lofstrom has taught at Columbia since 1986, and has been a full-time faculty member since 1999. He is conductor of the New Music Ensemble, which he founded in 2000.
A Chicago native, Lofstrom has been composing prolifically since the 1970’s; his wide-ranging style reflects his ongoing involvement in dance, film, theater and symphonic music. Currently residing in Downers Grove, IL, he has been composer-in-residence for the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director of Chicago's Free Street Theater. His works have been performed by the St. Louis, Atlanta, and Oregon Symphony Orchestras, and the Present Music and CUBE chamber ensembles.
His most recent endeavors include Alakshaya, for Natya Dance Theatre, a series of three Concertinos for Solo Instrument and Orchestra (oboe, harp & trumpet), commissioned, performed and recorded by the New Philharmonic Orchestra and three works for the Evansville, IN “musictelling” group Tales and Scales, including The Arabian Nights, Just Beyond the Junkyard and Jabberwocky. In 2001, Lofstrom formed The New Quartet, a versatile chamber ensemble which performs his original music and arrangements of modern classics, jazz and world music. Since 2005, he has been performing with the eclectic folk group Trillium.
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Present Associate Professor; Coordinator of Instrumental Performance - Department of Music, Columbia College Chicago

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