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Recent Student Achievements

We have also had a number of students participate in various actives outside of the school and we want to honor them as well.

From the studio of Sally Gross

Lara Villano: 1st place, Intermediate Division in the Society for American Musicians, 2020 playing Bruch Kol Nidre and Popper Tarantella; 2nd place, Senior Division in the Society for American Musicians, 2021 playing Elgar Concerto, 4th mvt.; 1st place in the DePaul Competition, 2021 playing Elgar Concerto, 4th mvt.

Heidi Huntington: 1st place, Naperville Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition - Philharmonia Orchestra

All students participated in virtual masterclasses throughout the 2020-21 school year.

Books Three Recital between June, 2020 - August, 2021

Emma Lahmann

Elizabeth Lahmann

Maya Bylsma

Owen Costello-Thorp

From the studio of Nancy Jackson

Keira Connelly: Outstanding Orchestra Citizen Award, Park Junior High

From the studio of Victoria Szczepaniak

Olivia Molina: Accepted to Oberlin Conservatory of Music

From the studio of Ryan Caparella

Maxwell Yang: Director of the western instrument team (violin/viola); The Sound of Wishes Ensemble

Miya Yoon: CYSO Philharmonic Orchestra

Grace Malinger: YSDP Symphony Orchestra

From the studio of Alex Revoal

Caitlin Forbes: 1st place in the concerto competition at York School in 2019

Kailie Holliday: Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative; Merit School of Music conservatory program; Tanglewood (2021), DePaul Cello Festival (2020-2021); Masterclasses with Joshua Roman and Alban Gerhardt

Maddie Malinger: Youth Symphony of DuPage

Ethan Mattix: 100 consecutive days of practice

Alex Zhao: Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo Festival

If your child has a recent musical achievement they wish to share, please notify your teacher so we can include it in a future newsletter!