AIM Level 12 Trophies and Bars earned in 2015

Congratulations to Amanda Im, Rebecca Lin and Kaylie Rosenkranz on successfully completing AIM Level 12 this year and earning the NSMTA Level 12 trophy and ISMTA AIM Achievement bar.

AIM Level 10 Trophies and Bars earned in 2015

Congratulations to Sylvia Chen, Carolyne Im and Tiffany Yen on successfully completing AIM Level 10 this year and earning the NSMTA Level 10 trophy and ISMTA Level 10 AIM Achievement bar.

AIM Level 9 Plaques earned in 2015

Congratulations to Joshua Zhu on successfully completing AIM Level 9 this year and earning the ISMTA level 9 AIM Achievement plaque.

AIM Performance Exams April 26 and May 3, 2015

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 9, 5:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.  Maddy Aquino, level 6; Michael Chen, level 6; Wynne Chen, level 8; Eric Gan, level 7; Sophia Li, level 8;  LeAnne Lin, level 8;  Phyllis Wang, level 8; Timmy Zhang, level 8;  Joshua Zhu, level 9;  Tiffany Yen, level 10.

‚ÄčNSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, February 15, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival on February 15, 2015:  Michael Chen, Lily Dong, Aaron Gan, Fei Wu and Tiffany Yen.  

Michael Chen earned a gold medal, and will participate in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at St. James  Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.

Silver medal winners were Lily Dong, Aaron Gan, Fei Wu and Tiffany Yen.

Libertyville Piano Festival 1st Trophy earned in 2015

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 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:  Wynne Chen, Aaron Gan and Sophia Li.  Congratulations! 

Libertyville Piano Festival, February 7, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Libertyville Piano Festival on Saturday, February 7, 2015:  Michael Chen, Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, William Dai, Aaron Gan, Alex Gou, Jenny Huang, Isabelle Li, Sophia Li, Jessica Lin, LeAnne Lin, Fei Wu and Timmy Zhang.

Congratulations to Michael Chen, Wynne Chen, William Dai, Sophia Li and Fei Wu, who were among the 8 students chosen by the judges as "Outstanding Performances" of the festival.  These students will perform in the Festival Honors Recital on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Victory Centre Assisted Living Facilities in Vernon Hills.

AIM Theory Exams, January 25 and February 1, 2015

Congratulations to all students who took the AIM Theory exam on January 25 or February 1, 2015.  The following students received a Superior Rating, earning a score of 96 or higher.
Level 3:  Isabelle Li, Jessica Lin
Level 5:  Elena Fang, Aaron Gan
Level 8:  William Dai, Eric Gan, Sophia Li, Phyllis Wang, Fei Wu, Timmy  Zhang
Level 9:  Joshua Zhu
Level 12: Amanda Im, Rebecca Lin, Kaylie Rosenkranz

Phyllis Wang performs the premiere of Reverie at the 2014 ISMTA Conference at Millikin University

Amy Jo Sawyer, 2014 winner of the ISMTA Composer Commissioning Program, was asked to compose 3 new pieces of various levels and styles to be performed at the ISMTA Conference on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Millikin University's Kaueper Hall.  Phyllis Wang was invited to learn and perform Reverie, a late intermediate piece that showcases a number of mood and character changes in a flowing, romantic like style.  Click on Reverie to hear Phyllis' performance at the conference.       

NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, November 2, 2014

Congratulations to all students that participated in the NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival  on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Harper College.  Students that earned gold medals were William Dai, Elena Fang, Amanda Im, Carolyne Im, Rebecca Lin and Phyllis Wang.  These students all performed in the Gold Medal Winners Recital on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Vernon Area Library in Vernon Hills.

Silver medal winners were Maddy Aquino, Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, Sophia Li, LeAnne Lin, Isabella Robieson, Kaylie Rosenkranz and Timmy Zhang.

NWSMTA Festival of Pianos on Sunday, September 28 at Northbrook Court

The 21st annual NWSMTA Festival of Pianos took place on Sunday, September 28, ongoing from 11:30 am - 5:00 pm at Northbrook Court.  There were 8 programs of duet music simultaneously played on 6 Steinway and Boston grand pianos.  Members from NWSMTA shared the podium as they each took turns conducting the 8 programs.  Students that participated in this event this year were Beth Aquino, Maddy Aquino, Stephanie Aquino, Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, William Dai, Elena Fang, Alexander Gou, Amanda Im, Carolyne Im, Sophia Li, Tyler Li, LeAnne Lin, Isabella Robieson and Tiffany Yen.