ECICO Conductor Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez was born and raised in Miami, Fl. and has been conducting and leading ensembles since he was 15 years old. He has had the opportunity to work in his community, nationally and internationally as a performer and educator. Having received three degrees in music, all with a major or minor emphasis in conducting, he is now pursuing his Doctoral studies in Orchestral Conducting with a secondary emphasis in Music Entrepeneurialship at Ball State University. In Muncie, Indiana he works with numerous performing groups and assists with the East Central Indiana Youth Symphony. Carlos is the Principal Conductor of the East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra and assists with the Indianapolis Opera.

ECICO Associate Conductor Isaac Denniston

Isaac M. Denniston is a protégé of former ECICO Conductor, Rachel Eldridge. He is a music educator and conductor based in Central Indiana, graduating from Anderson University in 2019 with a BA degree in Music Education. He soon became the Director of Choirs at Muncie Northside Middle School. In 2020, Muncie School Corporation named Isaac as their “Teacher of the Year”. And the choirs under his leadership have earned Gold with distinction ratings at state contests.

In addition to being associate conductor for East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra, Isaac leads the Anderson University Community Concert Band as Director, and is one of the rotating Music Directors with Muncie Civic Theatre.