Alice Zhang, soloist with Vernon Hills High School Orchestra, May 29, 2014

Alice Zhang will be performing the third movement of Jacques Ibert's Flute concerto with the Vernon Hills High School Orchestra on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Vernon Hills High School auditorium.  Alice will be attending Wheaton College in September 2014 as a flute performance major. 
 

AIM Level XII Trophies and Bars earned in 2014

Congratulations to Steven 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 2014

Congratulations to Rebecca Lin and Amanda Im 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 2014

Congratulations to Natalie Wu 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 2014

Congratulations to Sylvia Chen, Carolyne Im and Tiffany Yen on successfully completing AIM Level IX this year and earning the ISMTA level IX AIM Achievement plaque.
 

AIM Performance Exams April 27 and May 4, 2014

Congratulations to all students that successfully completed AIM Performance exams.  The following students were invited to perform in the AIM Honors Recital on Saturday, May 10, 5:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.  William Dai, level 6;  Timmy Zhang, level 6; Beth Aquino, level 7; Eric Gan, level 7; Phyllis Wang, level 7; Sylvia Chen, level 9; Natalie Wu, level 10. 
 

NWSMTA Classical Student Recital, April 13, 2014

William Dai, Isabella Robieson and Fei Wu participated in the NWSMTA Classical Student Recital on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Rolling Meadows Library.  There were 15 students that performed various works by the classic masters, represented by 6 NWSMTA area piano teachers.  All students received a certificate of participation.
 

NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, February 16, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival on February 16, 2014.  Michael Chen, Amanda Im, Phyllis Wang and Steven Zhang all earned silver medals at the festival.
 

Libertyville Piano Festival 1st Trophy earned in 2014

Students earn poits 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 points.  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:  LeAnne Lin and Timmy Zhang.  Congratulations!
 

Libertyville Piano Festival, February 1, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Libertyville Piano Festival on Saturday, February 1, 2014.  Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, William Dai, Elena Fang, Aaron Gan, Eric Gan, Sophia Li, Tyler Li, LeAnne Lin, Isabella Robieson, Phyllis Wang, Fei Wu, Tiffany Yen and Timmy Zhang.

Congratulations to Wynne Chen, Phyllis Wang, Fei Wu and Timmy Zhang, who were one of 8 students chosen by the judges as "Outstanding Performances" of the festival.  These students will perform in the Festival Honors Recital on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Spring Meadows Assisted Living Facilities in Libertyville.
 

AIM Theory Exams, January 26 and February 2, 2014

Congratulations to all students who took the AIM Theory exam.  The following students received a Superior Rating, earning a score of 96 or higher.  Aaron Gan, level 3; Michael Chen, level 4; Elena Fang, level 4; Maddy Aquino, level 5; William Dai, level 6; Timmy Zhang, level 6; LeAnne Lin, level 7; Phyllis Wang, level 7; Steven Zhang, level 12.  Congratulations to Elena Fang and Aaron Gan on earning a perfect score.
 

NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, November 10, 2013

Congratulations to all students that participated in the NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Harper College.  Gold Medal winners were Wynne Chen, Eric Gan, Amanda Im, Rebecca Lin, Isabella Robieson and Timmy Zhang.  Wynne, Amanda, Rebecca and Isabella will be performing in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire.  Silver Medal winners were Beth Aquino, Maddy Aquino, Sylvia Chen, William Dai, Carolyne Im, Sophia Li, Phyllis Wang and Fei Wu.  Bronze medal winner was Kaylie Rosencranz.
 

Jennifer Cheng, soloist with Vernon Hills High School Orchestra, November 19, 2013

Jennifer Cheng will be performing the first movement of the St. Saens piano concerto in G minor with the Vernon Hills High School Orchestra on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Vernon Hills High School auditorium.  
 

NWSMTA Festival of Pianos, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Northbrook Court

This marked the 20th year that NWSMTA has sponsored the Festival of Pianos.  It was a special event with four 9' Steinway grand pianos and two 7' Steinway grand pianos provided by Steinway of Chicago.  Northbrook Court also offered numerous goody bags for raffle and over 300 students participated in duet teams of students, siblings, friends and family.  The performances were ongoing from 11:00 am through 5:00 pm with special debut performances of Kevin Olson's arrangement of "A Carmen Celebration" performed mainly by the teachers.  Special commemorative posters were given to all performers in addition to the Festival medals.  Particpating students were Beth Aquino, Maddy Aquino, Stephanie Aquino, Samantha Chin, Maya Cohen, William Dai, Elena Fan, Aaron Gan, Eric Gan, Amanda Im, Carolyne Im, Sophia Li, Tyler Li, LeAnne Lin, Rebecca Lin, Isabella Robieson, Vaishnavi Upad, Tiffany Yen and Timmy Zhang.