Woodstock, IL native Nick Kubiak is a 2017-18 intern in the Marketing Department at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO). Kubiak is a 2016 graduate of Woodstock High School, where he played varsity basketball for all four years, in addition to being in the top 20% of his class. He is currently attending Judson University in Elgin, and will be a sophomore in the fall. Kubiak is a marketing major, with a minor in film and video. He previously ran a blog on Facebook centered on reviewing music, gaining 700 followers over the course of a year.
In his role at the ESO, Kubiak will assist in creating and implementing a social media plan to help spread awareness of the ESO to a wider audience. In addition, Kubiak will conduct research on social media advertising, subscription packages, and pricing, while also writing press releases. “We are excited to have Nick Kubiak join the ESO marketing team,” says Director of Marketing Diane Handler. “His knowledge and experience with social media, and his passion for music and film, will be very valuable as we focus on reaching a broad audience of music lovers.”
Judson University is a Christian college nestled along the Fox River in the city of Elgin and is home to over 1,250 students from 30 states and 20 countries. Judson offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, minors and pre-professional programs. Judson University is an active “citizen” of the City of Elgin and is committed to serving the city’s needs through strong partnerships with businesses, schools and non-profit agencies. In 2013, Judson University celebrated its Golden Centennial Anniversary, celebrating fifty years since the college’s relocation to Elgin in 1963. For more information, see judsonu.edu.
Now in its 67th season, the ESO offers programming unmatched for an entertaining, informative and relaxing cultural experience. The ESO has won Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year an unprecedented four times – in 1988, 1999, 2005 and 2016 – and works to create an enjoyable entertainment experience that goes beyond the magnificent music performed by some of the best musicians in the region. There is accessible, free parking around the Hemmens Cultural Center and valet service available. Area student musicians often perform in the lobby before concerts and patrons can purchase gifts at the Elgin Symphony League Boutique. Pre-concert chats are given by Andrew Grams, guest artists and others one hour before most performances and Saturday night patrons are invited after concerts to Mingle with the Musicians. In addition, free Listeners Club lecture/discussions presented by music historian Jim Kendros are offered before ESO Classics Series concert weekends on Wednesdays at 1 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library. Flex passes are available for purchase so that you can choose your concerts at a later date based on your own schedule. And if a patron can’t make a concert, the ESO offers free exchanges to subscribers and to single ticket buyers for a $5 fee. The ESO is a world-class orchestra providing quality musical explorations that are entertaining, hassle-free and conveniently located in the western suburbs. For more information, see ElginSymphony.Org.