2012 NSMTA Level X AIM Award presented to Maya Cohen
Congratulations to Maya Cohen, who was awarded the NSMTA Level X AIM Award for 2012. NSMTA awards $100 to the highest combined average Theory and Performance Exam scores at levels X and XI. There were 17 Level X students entered at NSMTA this year.
AIM Level XI Trophies and Bars earned in 2012
Congratulations to Jennifer Cheng and Alice Zhang on successfully completing AIM Level XI this year and earning the NSMTA Level XI trophy and ISMTA level XI AIM Achievement Bar.
AIM Level X Trophies and Bars earned in 2012
Congratulations to Maya Cohen, Amanda Im and Steven Zhang on successfully completing AIM Level X this year and earning the NSMTA Level X trophy and ISMTA Level X AIM Achievemenat Bar.
AIM Performance Exams, April 22 and 29, 2012
Congratulations to all students who successfully completed the AIM Performance Exams in April. The following students were invited to perform in the AIM Honors Recital: Jennifer Cheng, level 11; Maya Cohen, level 10; Steven Zhang, level 10; David Gurolnick, level 7; Tiffany Yen, level 7; Eric Gan, level 5; LeAnne Lin, level 5; Phyllis Wang, level 5; Liz Yen, level 5. The AIM Honors Recital is on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.
Congratulations to Maddy Aquino, level 3, in earning a perfect score.
Libertyville Piano Festival, February 4, 2012
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Libertyville Piano Festival on Sunday, February 4, 2012. Eric Gan, Tamar Kostinsky, LeAnne Lin, Albert Lu, Camille Shim, Phyllis Wang, Elizabeth Yen, Tiffany Yen and Timmy Zhang. All students received a 1st Place Rating based on select technical requirements and performance of 2 memorized pieces. Congratulations to Phyllis Wang, who was chosen as one of eight "Outstanding Performances" of the festival.
By special invitation, Phyllis Wang, Eric Gan and LeAnne Lin will perform in the Festival Honors Recital on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Spring Meadow Assisted Living Facilities in Libertyville.
AIM Theory Exams, January 22 and 29, 2012
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. Timmy Zhang, level 2; Maddy Aquino, level 3; Albert Lu, level 3; Eric Gan, level 5; LeAnne Lin, level 5; Phyllis Wang, level 5; Liz Yen, level 5; Nadav Kostinsky, level 6; Carolyne Im, level 7; Natalie Wu, level 7; Maya Cohen, level 10; Steven Zhang, level 10.
NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, November 6, 2011
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the NWSMTA Sonatina Festival on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Gold Medal winners were Carolyne Im, LeAnne Lin and Vaishnavi Upad. Silver Medal winners were Beth Aquino, Eric Gan, David Gurolnick, Travis Pak, Isabella Robieson, Phyllis Wang, Tiffany Yen, Alice Zhang, Steven Zhang and Timmy Zhang. Bronze medal winner was Natalie Wu. Carolyne, LeAnne and Vaishnavi are invited to performed in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Countryside Unitarian Chuch, Palatine.
NWSMTA Festival of Pianos on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Northbrook Court
The 18th annual NWSMTA Festival of Pianos took place on Sunday, September 28, ongoing from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Northbrook Court. There were 8 programs of duet music simultaneously played on 6 Steinway and Boston grand pianos with members from NWSMTA conducting the 8 programs. Students that participated in this event this year were Beth Aquino, Maddy Aquino, Jennifer Cheng, Maya Cohen, Eric Gan, David Gurolnick, Amanda Im, Carolyne Im, Tamar Kostinsky, LeAnne Lin, Albert Lu, Diana Lu, Isabella Robieson, Camille Shim, Phyllis Wang and Tiffany Yen.