BaYS Repertory Conductor
Bay Youth Symphony Repertory Conductor Elijah Langille is an avid educator and performer throughout Massachusetts. He currently teaches music at New Bedford High School. Elijah performs regularly as a soloist, choir member and in a brass quintet at First Baptist Church of Arlington, as well as for different Salvation Army Churches in Massachusetts. He currently sits as principle cornet in The Salvation Army Massachusetts Brass Band and frequently conducts brass clinics with many different brass quintets around the state. 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 working with students from both inner-city 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 to use his own passion to inspire young musicians to take charge of their own musicianship, coming together to make beautiful music.
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. He is driven by the belief that students at any age can be masterful musicians. He has seen the effects of high music standards, quality instruction, and a contagious musicianship atmosphere have on students, and seeks to cultivate that in his ensembles. Before joining the music faculty at New Bedford High School and South Shore Conservatory, he was the president of the collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education, for which he is still an active member. He was recently awarded the Promising Music Educator award by the National Association for Music Education and the Servant-Leader Scholar award by Gordon College. He started with South Shore Conservatory in 2014.