Alice Zhang, AIM Level XII Recital on August 11, 2013

Alice Zhang successfully completed all requirements of AIM Level XII, culminating with her AIM Level XII Recital, presented at the Midwest Young Artist facilities in Highwood, IL on August 11, 2013, 3:00 pm.  Please see Alice Zhang's performance found in the Recital Videos link.  Alice earned the Level XII trophy and AIM Award presented by NSMTA, as well as ISMTA Level XII achievement bar.

Grandquist Music Competition, June 22, 2013

Congratulations to the following students that competed at the Grandquist Music Competition, held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Geneva Community High School in Geneva, IL.  Students are placed in small groups by same instrument, age, and number of years of study. Winners of their respective groups were as follows:  First place winner: Vaishnavi Upad.  Second place: Amanda Im, Sophia Li and Phyllis Wang.  Third place: Carolyne Im.  

AIM Level XII Trophies and Bars earned in 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer Zhang on successfully completing AIM Level XII this year and earning the NSMTA Level XII trophy, AIM Award and ISMTA Level XII AIM Achievement bar.

AIM Level XI Trophies and Bars earned in 2013

Congratulations to Steven Zhang on successfully completing AIM Level XI this year and earning the NSMTA Level XI trophy and ISMTA Level XI AIM Achievment bar.

AIM Level X Trophies and Bars earned in 2013

Congratulations to Rebecca Lin 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 2013

Congratulations to David Gurolnick and Natalie Wu on successfully completing AIM Level IX this year and earning the ISMTA level IX AIM Achievement plaque.

AIM Performance Exams, April 14 and 21, 2013

Congratulations to all students that successfully completed AIM Performance exams in April.  The following students were invited to perform in the AIM Honors Recital:  Natalie Wu, level 9;  Nadav Kostinsky, level 8;  Eric Gan, level 6;  Sophia Li, level 6;  Leanne Lin, level 6;  and Phyllis Wang, level 6.  The recital is on Saturday, April 27, 6:30 pm at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.

Congratulations to Tyler Li, level 3, for earning a perfect score!

NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, February 17, 2013

Congratulations to Phyllis Wang, gold medal winner, and Nadav Kostinsky, silver medal winner, for their participation in the NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival on Sunday, February 17, 2013.  Phyllis Wang performed in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Regenstein Hall at Northwestern University campus.

Libertyville Piano Festival 1st Trophy earned in 2013

Students earn points each year of participation at the Libertyville Piano Festival, based on their rating.  1st Place rating earns 5 points, 2nd place rating earns 4 points and 3rd place rating earns 3 point.  Once students accumulate a total of 15 points, they are awarded a 1st Trophy, and each subsequent accumulation of 15 points earns additional trophies.

Earning the Libertyville Piano Festival 1st Trophy this year are:  Eric GanAlbert LuIsabella RobiesonPhyllis Wang and Tiffany Yen. Congratulations!    

Libertyville Piano Festival, February 2, 2013

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Libertyville Piano Festival on Sunday, February 2, 2013.  Sylvia ChenWynne ChenWilliam DaiAaron Gan, Eric Gan, Sophia LiLeAnne LinAlbert LuIsabella RobiesonPhyllis WangTiffany Yen and Timmy Zhang.  All students received a 1st Place Rating based on select technical requirements and performance of 2 memorized pieces.  

Congratulations to Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, Eric Gan, Sophia Li, LeAnne Lin, Phyllis Wang and Timmy Zhang, who were among the 12 chosen by the judges as "Outstanding Performances" of the festival.  These students will perform in the Festival Honors Recital on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Spring Meadows Assisted Living Facilities in Libertyville.

AIM Theory Exams, January 27 and February 3, 2013

Congratulations  to all students who took the AIM Theory exam.  The following students received a Superior Rating, earning a score of 96 or higher.  Elena Fang, level 1B; Tyler Li, level 1B; William Dai, level 4; Albert Lu, level 4; Isabella Robieson, level 4; Mark Wang, level 4; Timmy Zhang, level 4; Eric Gan, level 6; LeAnne Lin, level 6; Phyllis Wang, level 6; Natalie Wu, level 9; Maya Cohen, level 11; Jennifer Cheng, level 12.

NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, Sunday, November 11, 2012

Congratulations to all student that participated in the NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Harper College.  Maddy Aquino, Nadav Kostinsky and Phyllis Wang earned gold medals and will perform in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire.  Earning silver medals were Beth AquinoEric GanAmanda ImCarolyne ImLeAnne LinIsabella RobiesonNatalie WuJennifer ZhangAlice ZhangSteven Zhang and Timmy Zhang.

NWSMTA Festival of Pianos, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Northbrook Court 

The 19th Festival of Pianos sponsored by NWSMTA is on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Northbrook Court.  6 grand pianos, each featuring a duet team of students, teachers, relatives and friends will be conducted by several of the NWSMTA members.  The performances are ongoing all afternoon starting at 11:00 am through 5:30 pm.  Students participating in this event are Beth AquinoMaddy AquinoSylvia ChenWynne ChenMaya CohenWilliam DaiAmanda ImCarolyne ImLeAnne LinIsabella RobiesonVarsha UpadVaishnavi UpadNatalie WuTiffany Yen and Timmy Zhang.