2011 NSMTA Level X AIM Award presented to Jennifer Cheng

Congratulations to Jennifer Cheng, who was awarded the NSMTA Level X AIM Award for 2011.  NSMTA awards $100 to the top scoring Level X and Level XI students, and all Level XII students that successfully completes all requirements.  Jennifer will perform in the Winners Recital on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at 3:00 PM at St. James Lutheran Church, Lake Forest. 

AIM Level X Trophies and Bars earned in 2011

Congratulations to Nicole Chen and Jennifer Cheng on successfully completing AIM Level X this year and earning the NSMTA Level X trophy and ISMTA Level X AIM Achievement Bar.

AIM Level IX Plaques earned in 2011

Congratulations to Maya Cohen, Alice Liu and Amanda Im on successfully completing AIM level IX this year and earning the ISMTA Level IX AIM Achievement Plaque.

AIM Performance Exams, April 10 and 17, 2011

Congratulations to all students who took the AIM Performance exam in April.  The following students are invited to perform in the AIM Honors Recital Nicole Chen, level 10; Jennifer Cheng, level 10; Maya Cohen, level 9;  Alice Liu, level 9;  Matt Wang, level 6;  Tiffany Yen, level 6.  Eligible students are students entered at level 5 and higher, receiving a score of 96 and above.  The AIM Honors recital is Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 3:00 PM at St. James Lutheran Church, located at 1380 Waukegan Road in Lake Forest.

Congratulations to Tamar Kostinsky, level 2; Albert Lu, level 2; and Jennifer Cheng, level 10 in earning a perfect score.

NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, February 20, 2011

Congratulations to Matthew Wang on earning a gold medal at the NSMTA Sonatina Festival on Sunday, February 20, 2011.  He will perform in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Sunday, February 27, 12:10 PM at Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University in Evanston.

Libertyville Piano Festival, February 5, 2011

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Libertyville Piano Festial on Sunday, February 5, 2011.  Maddy AquinoMaya CohenEric GanAlbert LuIsabella RobiesonElizabeth YenTiffany YenPhyllis Wang and Andy Zhang.  All students received a 1st Place Rating based on select technical requirements and performance of 2 memorized pieces.  Congratulations to Maddy Aquino, Maya Cohen, Eric Gan and Isabella Robieson on earning a perfect score!

Congratulations to Eric Gan and Phyllis Wang, who were chosen by the judges as "Outstanding Performances" of the festival and will perform in the Festival Honors Recital on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Spring Meadow Assisted Living Facilities in Libertyville. 

AIM Theory Exams, January 16 and 23, 2011

Congratulations to all students who took the AIM Theory exam in January.  The following students received a Superior Rating, earning a score of 96 or higher.  Eric GanLeAnne LinTravis PakCamille ShimPhyllis Wang, level 4;  Kathy Choi, level 5;  Matt Wang, level 6; and Nicole ChenJennifer Cheng, level 10. 

NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, November 21, 2010

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the NWSMTA Sonatina Festival on Sunday, November 21, 2010.  Gold Medal winners were Eric Gan, Phyllis Wang and Nadav Kostinsky.  Silver Medal winners were Amanda ImCarolyne ImAlice LiuTravis PakElizabeth Yen and Tiffany Yen.  EricPhyllis and Nadav performed in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Countryside Unitarian Chuch, Palatine.

Matthew Wang as Troy in High School Musical

Matthew Wang won the lead as Troy in Lake Zurich Middle School South's production of High School Musical.  The performance dates are November 18, 19, 20, 2010.

Jaime Cohen plays in pit orchestra of West Side Story

Jaime Cohen will play the piano in the pit orchestra of Stevenson High School's production of West Side Story.  The performance dates are November 5, 6, 7, 2010 at Stevenson High School.

Jennifer Cheng plays in pit orcehstra of Seussical

Jennifer Cheng will play the piano in the pit orchestra of Vernon Hills High School's production of Seussical.  The performance dates are November 5, 6, 7, 2010 at Vernon Hills High School.

Festival of Pianos, October 2-3, 2010

The 17th Annual Festival of Pianos sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association was held on October 2-3 at Northbrook Court.  A variety of piano duets were performed by students, teachers, family members and friends on six grand pianos.  Student participating in this event were Beth and Maddy AquinoNicole ChenJennifer ChengJaime and Maya CohenMatthew ColleraEric GanDavid GurolnickAmanda and Carolyne ImNadav and Tamar KostinskyLeAnne LinAlbert and Diana LuVaishnavi UpadMatthew WangKaren Wilber, Liz and Tiffany Yen.