SSC Youth Orchestra’s Repertory Conductor and Orchestra Director at New Bedford High School, Elijah Langille, is an avid educator and performer throughout Massachusetts. He currently sings with the Tanglewood Festival Choir, singing at venues like Boston’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Koussevitzky Music Shed under prominent conductors like Andris Nelsons, Keith Lockhart, and Charles Dutoit. He also is the organist at Christ Church in Plymouth. Most recently, Elijah conducted Junior SEMSBA and in 2016, Senior SEMSBA.As a graduate of Gordon College, Elijah had the opportunity to study with experienced and talented conductors such as Dr. David Rox and Dr. Walter Pavasaris. Elijah’s work with the Salvation Army over the past several years, teaching in the Music Mentoring Program, summer music camps, and youth development programs and working with students from both urban and rural areas, are what inspired him to be an educator. As an educator and performer, he continually searches for opportunities to inspire young lives. His hope is that his own passion for music inspires young musicians, allowing them to take charge of their musicianship, coming together to make beautiful music.