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2018 - 2019 SEASON MYA.ORG


MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CONSERVATORY Building a home with the power of music to enrich the lives of our students and their community. 878 Lyster Rd, Highwood IL 60040 mya.org / 847.926.9898


SMALL SCHOOL. BIG OPPORTUNITIES. Big city experience and strong faculty in a tight-knit community maximize collaborations and prepare you for a career in music. In addition, students can enjoy studying in a fully renovated state-of-the-art music facility, Hanson Hall.

Undergraduate Auditions: February 16, 2019 March 2, 2019 Graduate Auditions: February 16, 2019 Graduate programs oered in vocal performance and collaborative piano (vocal coaching)

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TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S 2018 - 2019 SEASON


Letter from Founder & President

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Directors & Faculty


Board of Directors

21 - 22

Meet the Staff

22 - 23

Community Business Partners

27, 29, 31

MYAC Instrument Festivals

34 - 51


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Schools & Music Directors of MYAC Students

65 - 67

Private Teachers of MYAC Students


MYAC Competitions

74 - 78

2017 - 2018 Donors

93 - 95

Concert Season Schedule


Advertiser Index



2019 Undergraduate Audition Dates Friday, January 25 2–8 p.m.

Sunday, February 10 1–8 p.m.

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Saturday, February 9 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (winds/strings/percussion only)

Monday, February 18 noon–8 p.m. (all instruments and voice)

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LETTER FROM DR. ALLAN DENNIS We all have stories to tell that have made our lives wonderful and taught us life lessons! This year at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) our theme is “Share Your Story” so let me start by sharing a story with you that has helped define why I have dedicated my life to MYAC... I attended a Catholic elementary school in Newark, New York; not New Jersey but New York. Newark was a small town on the Barge Canal near Rochester and the population consisted of mostly two ethnic groups, descendants from Holland and from Italy. The Holland group came there for two reasons: to build the Barge Canal and to work at the largest employer in town at the time, Jackson and Perkins Rose Gardens and Growers. That’s why my Grandpa, Charlie Dennis (anglicized at Ellis Island when he came over from Zeeland, Holland; our original Dutch name “Dhinnes”) came to the area, to help grow roses. The Italian influence in the little town resulted in the building of Saint Michaels Catholic school. At St. Michaels, I had many wonderful experiences that formulated my thinking about values, life, education, society, and religion, but I didn’t get any classes in Gym, Music and few in Science. I always LOVED singing and hearing music and my mother liked listening to country and western music – Hank Snow, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and one of my favorites, the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. The Sisters knew I loved music, so music classes for each of the grades consisted of me going to each class and singing with them. This was pretty scary when I had to go to the older classes, but it resulted in me gaining confidence in myself in front of people. I also learned the importance of preparing the night before. I had to go to public school in 6th grade and I had never walked between classes before! My traumatic experiences in both Science and Gym I’ll share with you personally sometime!!! But Period 3, I had Music Class!! YIKES, I hadn’t prepared ahead, I didn’t have my music book, and, after my experience in Science class and the fact that I didn’t know anyone, my stomach was very upset while facing having to teach the Music Class! Imagine my surprise when I walked into the auditorium and there was a man setting up one of the old record players where the top opened and had a speaker in it. My gosh, there was an actual Music Teacher! He played and talked about Smetana “Moldau”; he told the story of how the 2 flutes represent small streams coming together and growing into a river; the river crossed the Czech countryside and saw a wedding, developed into the St. John’s Rapids and then flowed away from Prague. I was MESMERIZED! First of all, what is an orchestra? Remember, I didn’t see it! And the beauty of the sounds just blew me away! The bell frightened me as I was so “into” the story and the music! It took me longer to get my stuff packed up than the other kids, so the teacher came to me and said “are you the new Dennis kid”? “Yes sir” I responded. He said “I know your dad, he’s a good man” and I felt so “at home” (“building a home with the power of music to enrich the lives our students and their communities” is MYAC’s Mission). As I walked to Gym class (another story, as I didn’t know how to dribble a basketball and had never played dodgeball!!!), I thought to myself that a whole new world had been opened up to me. What other things were there out there that I had yet to experience? So exciting! My goal now is to make sure that no student has to wait until they are in 6th grade to hear an orchestra, a jazz band, a chorus, chamber ensemble, combo, etc. I appreciate your help in making it possible for all MYAC students to both experience the beauty of music, the importance of hard work and pride in accomplishing goals, as well as giving back their talents and work to others!

Allan Dennis Founder & President



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D I R E C TORS & F A C ULT Y DR. ALLAN DENNIS, MYAC Founder & President, Director of Concert and Symphony Orchestras Dr. Allan Dennis brings a rich heritage of experience and energy to the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory programs, with decades of experience motivating, rehearsing and teaching young people. He is also the Music Director of the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Dennis was recognized as the 2001 Music Director of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, as well as awarded the 2001 Heidi Castleman Award by Chamber Music America, given in recognition for “excellence in chamber music teaching.” He studied at the internationally renowned Tanglewood Institute in Lennox, MA, in 2000 and in 1996, and was also chosen as both an Active Conductor at the Festival at Sandpoint, ID, and a Fellow at the Conductors’ Institute in South Carolina. Dr. Dennis also has extensive experience conducting musical shows, operas and ballets, and is highly sought after as a guest conductor for festivals and all-state orchestras. His conducting teachers have included Gunther Schuller, Harold Farbermann, and David Effron. Dr. Dennis received his doctorate, with distinction, from Indiana University in Bloomington, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and received a Performer’s Certificate from the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp, Belgium.

RYAN ADAMSONS, Percussion Coach A native of Springfield, Virginia, Ryan Adamsons is based in Chicago where he is an active performer, composer, and educator. Ryan has received Bachelor of Science Degrees in Jazz Studies and Brass Performance from the University of Akron, and also graduated with distinction from DePaul University in Chicago with a Masters of Music concentrating in Jazz Composition. An award-winning composer and sought after clinician, he has taught numerous groups in the United States and Japan. In addition to his performance career, he currently works as an Artist Advisor at the Denis Wick/Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in downtown Chicago, teaches brass for the Santa Clara Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets in Santa Clara, CA, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Jazz Orchestra working on educational programs. Ryan also chairs the mentoring program of the Jazz Education Network, a project aimed at fostering young jazz musicians in various fields of study and industry. He plays Powell Signature Trumpets exclusively.

HIDEKO AMANO, Woodwind Chamber Music Coach Flutist, Hideko Amano was born in Japan and came to the United States at age 12. While studying with Susan Levitin, she won many local competitions in Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she studied with Paula Robison. Amano continued her musical education in Europe at the l’Ecole Normale de Paris, where she studied under Mathieu Dufour. While studying in Paris, she also performed in many international Chamber Music Festivals in Italy, England, and Morocco. In addition to her performing career, Amano also maintains a growing private studio. Her students have been winning many competitions. Her students attended or currently attend as music majors in many Universities and Conservatories. She was an adjunct professor of flute at DePaul University from 2003-2007. She has been the director of MYAC’s summer Chicago Flute Workshop for the last 11 years.

ROSE ARMBRUST GRIFFIN, String Chamber Music Coach Violist Rose Armbrust Griffin received her Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School, Artist Diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music and Masters of Music from Indiana University. Rose has performed as soloist with the Bogota Symphony Orchestra, Woodstock’s Mozart Festival Orchestra, The Curtis Chamber Orchestra and the Indiana University’s Chamber Orchestra. She has been a guest artist at The North Shore Music and the Kingston Chamber Music Festivals and has performed with The Chicago Ensemble, The Jupiter Chamber Players and The Chicago Chamber Musicians. Currently, she is an active member of the International Chamber Artists and can be heard throughout the year on WFMT. Rose is a member of The Lake Forest Symphony and The Promusica Chamber Orchestra (OH). She is currently the viola professor at Wheaton College where she serves as the Chamber Music Coordinator and teaches an Introduction to Music History Course.

ROBERT BASSILL, Chamber Music Program Director Robert Bassill is the Director of the MYAC Chamber Music Program, the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop and Sinfonietta (Summer Evening Orchestra). Mr. Bassill is active as a teacher and freelance musician around the Chicago area. He is in his eleventh year as Director of Orchestra and Music Theory programs at Lake Forest High School. During his tenure at Lake Forest High School, Mr. Bassill has taken orchestras on three European tours, and his orchestras have accompanied such soloists as Chicago Symphony Orchestra members Tage Larsen and Patrick Godon. Mr. Bassill received his undergraduate degree in Violin Performance under Mark Zinger at DePaul University, and he holds a Master of Arts in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Bassill currently serves on the Board of Directors for International Chamber Artists.


NAOMI BENSDORF FRISCH, Woodwind Chamber Music Coach Naomi Bensdorf Frisch is a founding member of Midwest Young Artists and has been coaching woodwind chamber music since 2003. As a performer, she holds principal Oboe positions in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, Naomi has performed as a soloist and chamber music collaborator with many ensembles throughout the Midwest. In demand as a freelance musician, Ms. Bensdorf Frisch has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Symphony, Camerata Chicago, the Rockford Symphony, and others. She can be heard on recordings with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Elgin Symphony and in a collection of the chamber music of renowned Chicago composer M. William Karlins, available on Hungaroton Records. A native of Evanston, Illinois, Ms. Bensdorf Frisch received her Bachelor of Music Magna cum Laude from Northwestern University, and her Master of Music with Distinction from DePaul University. As a Fulbright Scholar, Naomi traveled to Germany to study with internationally renowned Oboist Ingo Goritzki and perform with the Southwest German Baroque Soloists. Her principal American teachers include Robert Morgan, Ray Still, and Judith Kulb. Recently, Ms. Bensdorf Frisch completed her Juris Doctorate, Magna cum Laude, at the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a concentration in Labor and Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition to playing the Oboe, she has been working as a plaintiff’s employment law attorney since May of 2018. Naomi resides in Chicago with her husband, Aaron, daughter, Elise, and their two cats.

MEGAN BEUGGER, Theory and Composition Program Director Megan Grace Beugger received her PhD in music composition from SUNY University at Buffalo, where she was a Presidential Fellow. She is interested in finding situations that highlight the physicality of making sound, and the physical nature of the performers’ bodies, often creating art that sits on the borderline between music, dance, visual art, and performance art. Her music has been performed at such festivals as June in Buffalo, Qubit Noise Festival in NYC, the Munich Philharmonic Gasteig new music series, Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, SICPP in Boston, and the MATA festival in New York. She has worked with such musicians as the JACK quartet, Lucas Fels, Dal Niente, Ensemble SurPlus, saxophonist Ryan Muncy, ICE, cellist Katinka Kleijn, and dancer/choreographer Melanie Aceto. She has taken lessons and presented her music in master classes with composers including Jo Kondo, Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi, Amnon Wolman, Kaija Saariaho, Rand Steiger, Lei Liang, Oliver Knussen, Augusta Read Thomas, John Harbison, Brian Ferneyhough, and Pauline Oliveros. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with departmental honors. Her principal teachers have been Robert Ian Winstin, Aaron Travers, Aaron Cassidy, Lee Hyla, Chris Mercer, Marcos Balter, Jay Alan Yim, and David Felder. Megan has taught and designed courses in theory, musicology, and composition at the University at Buffalo and the Walden School in New Hampshire.

NEIL CARSON, Jazz Faculty Neil Carson directs the MYAC Jazz Ensemble, Big Band, and various MYAC jazz combos and theory classes. Neil completed a master’s degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from University of Miami in 2016, and has since performed actively as a saxophonist, vocalist and composer/arranger in the Chicago area. Neil has written arrangements for distinguished vocalists such as Cyrille Aimee and Becca Stevens, while his big band composition “Ballad for the Hopeless Romantic” was awarded first prize in the 2017 ASMAC Bill Conti Big Band Arranging/Composing Competition. His latest project “New Nostalgia” is a 9-piece jazz/pop/rock band that performs Neil’s original compositions and arrangements inspired by 1980’s pop music.

RACHEL CASTELLANOS, Brass Music Coach Native Chicagoan Rachel Castellanos is trombonist in the Alliance Brass Quintet as well as the New Chicago Brass. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions, and in addition to various orchestral and chamber music performances, she has shown her versatility as a musician, performing in a range of styles including Jazz, Salsa, and Pop music. Rachel is on the faculty as low brass instructor at CHiarts, Chicago’s High School for the arts, and trombone instructor at Highland Park High School. In 2003, Rachel left Chicago to study at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, double majoring in Trombone and Jazz Performance. After completing her degree, she returned home to pursue her Masters in Trombone Performance at the DePaul School of Music under the tutelage of Charles Vernon and Mark Fisher. Rachel went on to further study with Jay Friedman at the Chicago College for the Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.

DAVID CUNLIFF, String Chamber Music Coach David Cunliffe started playing the cello at nine years of age in his native England. Three years later he received a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. He went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music followed by the International Yehudi Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland. Together with violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and pianist Marta Aznavoorian, he formed The Lincoln Trio in 2003, choosing a name that affirms their home state of Illinois as they perform throughout the world.



D I R E C TO R S & F A C ULT Y (con t .) JULIE FISCHER, String Chamber Music Coach An MYAC alum, Julie returns to her musical home in a teaching capacity. Julie participated in the Fischoff National Chamber Music competition, winning gold medals twice with two different MYAC string quartets in 1996 and 1998. Also a two-time winner of the Walgreens Concerto Competition, Julie went on to earn degrees from The Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory. She spent summers studying and performing at the Taos School of Music, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Quartet Program at Bucknell, Weathersfield Music Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, and Madeline Island Music Festival. Julie was a professor at Northern Kentucky University as a member of the Azmari String Quartet. She taught at Walnut Hill School and was teaching assistant to Donald Weilerstein at New England Conservatory. Julie is currently the concertmaster of the Evanston Symphony and maintains a private teaching studio.

PAULA FISCHER, String Chamber Music Coach Paula has 40 years of experience teaching and coaching young musicians. She is a faculty member at MYAC, and also teaches chamber music and private lessons to students at Niles North, Niles West, and Loyola High School, and the Wilmette Park District. In addition to teaching, Paula is a freelance musician and very active performer. She has played for the Lake Forest Symphony, Park Ridge Symphony, Chicago String Ensemble, and is currently performing with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra. Paula also maintains a home studio in Skokie, where she conducts private lessons. In 2016, she was named Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year through the Illinois String Teach Association.

JULIE GIBSON LAY, Voices Rising Accompanist Julie Gibson Lay earned a degree in Piano Performance from DePaul University School of Music, studying under Mary Sauer and Melody Lord. While at DePaul, Julie performed with numerous ensembles and won several awards, including; the Schell Piano Scholarship, the DePaul Concerto Contest, and a special award from the Musician’s Club of Women. During and after music school, Julie performed professionally at the Park Hyatt Hotel, as a backup keyboardist for The Phantom of the Opera at the Auditorium Theatre and at many other venues. Julie then moved to Libman Music, a Chicago music production company, then into production at various Advertising Agencies including; Leo Burnett Inc., Fairman, Schmidt & Capelli & Lois EJL. Julie currently works as Director of Bright Star Theatre for special needs teens. She is a pianist at Barrington High School and wherever her son, Cecil Lay, happens to be making music. Julie & Cecil are currently beginning their ninth year with MYAC and continue to be thrilled at the opportunity to make music with such an amazing organization!

BILL GORDON, Assistant Director of Voices Rising Mr. Bill Gordon has been teaching music at The Joseph Sears School since 2002. Mr. Gordon also serves as Children’s Choir Director at Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth. Mr. Gordon earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in voice performance from Roosevelt University. Mr. Gordon was an award recipient for Excellence in Teaching from the Northern Suburban Special Education District. In the conducting arena, Mr. Gordon conducted the “Boys Only” workshop for the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and has also been the guest conductor for the South Suburban Choral Festival. Most recently, Mr. Gordon was employed by Grammy Award winning performers Anima, Young Singers of Greater Chicago, as their Concert Chorus conductor. Before coming to Joseph Sears, Mr. Gordon performed as an operatic tenor in many places around the country. An avid tennis player, Mr. Gordon resides in Highland Park with his wife, two daughters, dog and cat.

TEDDI KOCH, The Music & Movement Center at MYAC Teddi Koch is director and lead teacher at The Music & Movement Center at MYAC. Before starting her own program, Teddi directed The Movement Center, one of the first music and movement programs for very young children, at National College of Education (now National-Louis University) in Evanston, Illinois. In 1986, she opened The Music & Movement Center at Gorton in Lake Forest, where she continued to operate her program until her move to MYAC in 2011. The Music and Movement Center at MYAC offers parent/caretaker-child classes for infants and toddlers. Preschool classes are offered for young children ready to participate without parent or caregiver. Teddi is thrilled to be teaching the early childhood component here at MYAC and singing and dancing with such little ones! Teddi is an accomplished storyteller, a gifted teacher and accompanies her husband Fred as they present workshops for teachers and concerts for young children and their families. Teddi lives in Lake Bluff with her husband. Their son Matthew is an MYAC alum (Voices Rising/VX Ensemble).


PAULA KOSOWER, String Chamber Music Coach Paula Kosower is an active performer and teacher currently residing in Chicago. She frequently performs for the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, the University of Illinois Tuesdays-at-One Series, North Park University Faculty Concerts, Bach Week Festival Concerts, for events at the Music Institute of Chicago, and for live performances on WFMT 98.7. She enjoys contemporary music and has played consistently for the Fulcrum Point New Music Project. In addition to recital and chamber music performances Ms. Kosower regularly performs as a cello substitute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. For the past three seasons, 2012-2015, she has served in the cello section for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ms. Kosower completed her B.M. and M.M. degrees at Indiana University and her D.M. degree at Northwestern University, where she studied with Hans Jorgen-Jensen and during this time also served as principal cello of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

LYUDMILA LAKISOVA, Piano Chamber Coach Lyudmila Lakisova has been a featured soloist and ensemble performer with many orchestras in the Chicago area, including the North Shore Chamber Orchestra, Wheaton Symphony, West Suburban Symphony, Camerata Chicago, and the Landolfi Piano Trio. She has performed at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Harris Theater in downtown Chicago, as well as Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia and Carnegie Hall in New York. Lyudmila provides her accompaniment skills to the students of Chicago’s well-known violin and piano teachers, including: Drostan Hall, Drew Lecher, Desiree Ruhstrat, Almita Vamos, Brenda Huang, Ilya and Olga Kaler, and Sueanne Metz. She holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Chamber Music and a Ph.D in Piano Accompaniment from the Belorussian State Conservatory of Music in Minsk.

MARY LEWIS, Mini & Mighty Maestros Director Mary Lewis is a native South Carolinian who is pursuing a Masters degree in Music Education at Northwestern University. She received her musical training from pianists Sherry Parrini and David Gross and completed her Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance at Furman University. She then spent a year teaching English in Valenciennes, France. After moving back to the states, Mary spent two years as the choral director at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and as an accompanist for Chicora Voices: the Children’s Choir of Upstate South Carolina. Mary is a passionate musician and educator who wishes to help every child discover a life-long love of music.

STEVI MARKS, Voices Rising and VocalPoint Director Stevi Marks, a GRAMMY Music Educator Award semi-finalist, is head of choral programs at MYAC where she directs Voices Rising and VocalPoint. Stevi currently teaches Choral Methods and observes student teachers for DePaul and Northwestern, and she is also the Coordinator of Student Teachers and Assessment for the Bienen School of Music. She was previously the choral director at The National GRAMMY Signature School, Glenbrook South High School. Stevi received her bachelor’s degree in vocal-choral music education from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, and master’s degree from VanderCook College of Music. Frequently sought as a clinician and guest festival conductor, Stevi served five years as the District 7 ILMEA Vocal Jazz Chair and twice hosted the ILMEA District 7 Music Festival. Other professional credits include the Chicago Symphony Chorus; performing in and directing hundreds of shows at venues including Marriot Theatre, Lincolnshire and Apple Tree Theatre, where she also directed Theatre for Young Audiences, the Traveling Troupe, the Summer on Stage theater program, and served as teacher and educational director of the Eileen Boevers Performing Arts Workshop. A devoted and active volunteer, Stevi sings weekly in nursing homes and has helped lead four trips for Habitat for Humanity.

JACOB MURPHY, String Chamber Music Coach Violinist Jacob Murphy established his career as a founding member and second violinist for 18 years of the Euclid Quartet. As part of this ensemble he performed throughout the country, everywhere from school classrooms to Carnegie Hall. He earned significant recognition as a member of the first American string quartet to be awarded a top prize at the prestigious Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, and received an “American Masterpieces” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also featured in the quartet’s recordings of Bartok’s complete string quartets. Jacob is a devoted teacher and chamber music coach, and served on the music faculty at Indiana University South Bend for nine years. As a teaching artist, he has performed for thousands of students, in part through collaborations with Carnegie Hall and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Charles Castleman; and a Master of Music degree from Kent State University, where he studied with Gregory Fulkerson. He was also a String Quartet Fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival, and studied with the Emerson String Quartet at the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop.



DIR E C TO R S & F A C ULT Y (con t .) MARTIN NOCEDAL, String Chamber Music Coach Martin Nocedal is a cello teacher and freelance performer, and has been on the chamber music faculty of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory since 2015. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his master’s in Cello Performance from the University of Michigan, and has served as Director of Orchestras at Maine South and Davenport Central high schools. Martin is an active performer with the Groupmuse organization, and has performed chamber music with members of the Chicago, Milwaukee, Kennedy Center, and New World Symphony Orchestras. Martin has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is currently a member of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra.

MATTHEW OLIPHANT, Woodwind Chamber Music Coach Hornist Matthew Oliphant is a new music and chamber music specialist living in Chicago, IL. As a solo hornist with new music group Ensemble Dal Niente, he performs the music of our time by established and emerging composers, as well as classics of the new music repertoire. He has performed with Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Access Contemporary Music, Present Music, the New Millennium Woodwind Quintet, and on the Rush Hour concert series. He has performed as principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Prometheus. He was a member of Axiom Brass from 2007-2014. Far from being constrained by the classical tradition, he regularly performs with experimental ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic, performed as a member of the free jazz/classical/improv hybrid ensemble the Tomorrow Music Orchestra, and with various friends in free improvisation group An Outdoor Adventure.

PATRICK PEARSON, Director of Cadet, Concertino and Philharmonia Orchestras Patrick A. Pearson (B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1989; M.A., VanderCook College of Music, 2003) began his tenure at MYAC in 1995. Mr. Pearson is also the orchestra director at Oak Park and River Forest High School where he conducts three orchestras, one band, and teaches AP Music Theory. Before teaching at OPRFHS, he taught nine years at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois, two years at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and three years at Countryside High School in Clearwater, Florida. During his tenure at East Lake, Mr. Pearson was named Teacher of the Year for 1992-1993. In his 30 years of teaching, Mr. Pearson has toured with his orchestras on several international tours to destinations around the globe. He has also participated in MYAC tours to China, South Korea, Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic. Mr. Pearson is active as a guest conductor of many string and orchestra festivals in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio and is a member of the Illinois Music Educators’ Association (MENC), the American String Teachers’ Association, Phi Mu Alpha, and Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity. Mr. Pearson is a 2017 recipient of the Northwestern University’s Distinguished Secondary Teacher award and MYAC’s Take Note Award in 2016. Mr. Pearson also serves as the Director of Music at Shiloh Baptist Church in Waukegan, Illinois.

CHARLES PIKLER, Director of I’Solisti MYAC Charles Pikler joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a violinist in 1978 and in 1986 was named principal violist. Charlie studied the piano with his parents and violin with Ben Ornstein in Norwich, Connecticut, Bronislaw Gimpel at the University of Connecticut, and Roman Totenberg at the Tanglewood Young Artist Program. He holds a degree in mathematics with honors from the University of Minnesota. He launched his career with the Minnesota Orchestra in 1971, later becoming a member of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Charlie has served as concertmaster of the Chicago Chamber Orchestra under Dieter Kober; the Ars Viva Orchestra; the Chicago Opera Theater Orchestra; and the Northbrook Symphony, among others. A chamber music enthusiast, he performs with several ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony String Quartet. Charlie has been a guest artist with the Daniel String Quartet in Holland, the Vermeer Quartet, and the Louisville String Quartet. In 1990, he performed Frank Beezhold’s Viola Concerto, which was composed for and dedicated to him, with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 1995 and 1996, he served as guest principal viola for the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa. He coaches the violists of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as ensembles at MYAC. In 2014 and 2015, Charlie served as a substitute violist for the Lyric Opera of Chicago under Sir Andrew Davis performing in productions of Strauss’ Capricco and Wagner’s Tannhauser. Charlie is the founder and music director of I’Solisti MYAC. Charlie and his wife, Ruth, have two sons, David and Andrew, and a daughter, Amy, who is an alumni concert master of MYAC.

RUTH PIKLER, Young Music Scholars Ruth Pikler received her B.A. in Music and French from Smith College and her M.M. in Strings with teaching certification from the University of Michigan. She has taught strings, grades 4-8, in the DeKalb, Evanston/Skokie, and Deerfield Public Schools. Ms. Pikler was a member of the Northbrook Symphony and has also performed on both violin and viola with Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, and Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra.


RHONA REAGEN, Director of Reading Orchestra Rhona Reagen has been a music educator for over 35 years. She graduated with a BM and MS with honors and distinction from DePaul University. Rhona founded her private studio in 1980 and while her educational philosophy is Suzuki based has also received advanced training in the Rolland Method and O’Connor Method. She is frequently asked to adjudicate local festivals and competitions including IMEA district auditions. She is also a frequent presenter at IMEA and the National ASTA conference. In 2008 Rhona was named Studio Teacher of the Year by Illinois ASTA and in 2013 published her technique book for beginning and intermediate string students. Rhona is a former faculty member of Elmhurst College and National Louis University where she taught classes on the use of music for special needs population. She is also the former co-director of the Elmhurst College Suzuki Program. Currently Rhona is on faculty at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory conducting the Reading Orchestra and coaching chamber music. She is also the string instructor and sectional coach at Highland Park High School. Rhona serves on the Executive Board of Illinois ASTA, and has been a board member of MYAC since 1992.

JOHN RINGOR, Percussion Coach John Ringor is a freelance percussionist and percussion instructor in Chicago. As a soloist he has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as winner of their Young Artists Competition, appeared on NPR’s From the Top, and participated in the 2016 TROMP International Percussion Competition in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. As a chamber musician he has performed with the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble at the 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, worked with Steve Reich on his pieces Music for 18 Musicians, City Life, and Mallet Quartet, and performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble on Drew Baker’s NOX. He has also performed as an extra with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He holds a BM and MM from the Manhattan School of Music and Northwestern University respectively, and along with teaching at the Midwest Young Artist’s Conservatory, he is on faculty at the Merit School of Music in Chicago.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, String Chamber Music Coach Desirée Ruhstrat made her professional debut at the age of twelve with Lukas Foss and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Ruhstrat has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the Berlin Radio Symphony, Radio Suisse Romande, Gottingen Symphony, Philharmonia Da Camera, Orchestra Symphonica Auguescalientes, Colorado Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Concerto Soloists Of Philadelphia, Utah Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles, and National Repertory Orchestra. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Eric Kunzel, Max Rudolph, William Smith, Rico Saccani, Brian Priestman, Mats Liljefors among others. Ms. Ruhstrat has won numerous awards including first prize at the National Young Musicians Debut Competition in Los Angeles, where she was also lauded a special award for a young performer with extraordinary talent. Ms. Ruhstrat’s distinguished career as a chamber musician includes performances throughout the US, South America, Europe and Asia and multiple recordings on the Cedille label as a member of the 2016 GRAMMY nominated Lincoln Trio.

JOHN SHAFFER, String Chamber Music Coach After receiving a degree in Philosophy, John turned his attention to music, entering Manhattan School of Music as a cello and voice major. He has degrees in cello performance from Manhattan and Northwestern. He has played professionally with the Memphis Symphony, the Queens(NY) Symphony, the North Country Festival Orch. (upstate NY) and the Northbrook Symphony, as well as local freelancing. He has sung professionally with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Grant Park Chorus, and the Lyric Opera Chorus, as well as solo performances in the Chicago area. He has sung under Solti, Abbado, Giulini, Levine, Barenboim, Mehta as a choral singer. John has taught cello privately for more than 25 years, at New Trier, Niles North, Libertyville, and Highland Park high schools.

TATYANA STEPANOVA, Sonata Class Coach Tatyana Stepanova is originally from Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated from Tchaikovsky Kiev State Conservatory and Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, Russia, where she worked as an assistant professor, while taking her Doctoral Program in Piano Performance under Professor Tatyana Kravchenko. Ms. Stepanova has shared her collaborative talents with faculty and students of Northwestern, DePaul, and Roosevelt Universities. She has been a faculty member of summer camps of the Young String Academy at Indiana University, Cursos Internacionais de Musica de Guimaraes, in Portugal, and the International Music Festival in Beverly Hills. Ms. Stepanova has been on faculty at MYAC since 2001, teaching the Sonata Class and coaching chamber groups. As a teacher, her piano students are among the winners and finalists of numerous competitions, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions, and ISMTA competition.



DIR E C TO R S & F A C ULT Y (con t .) ASHLEY SUMMERS, Jazz Faculty Bassist, composer and educator Ashley Summers is a Canadian-born, Chicago-based artist who has brought her “glorious tone that pours forth passion and groove” (Jazzreview.com, 2010) to stages all over the world. She was recently named one of the top “35 Under 35 Canadian Jazz Artists” by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and is also an in-demand educator. She frequently serves as an adjudicator, guest artist and clinician for festivals, universities, jazz intensives and non-profit organizations throughout Canada and the US and has held faculty appointments at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ashland University, Kent State University and Morehead State University. In Chicago, Summers recently debuted a new quintet, ‘Ashley Summers’s Raîson d’Être’ featuring longtime collaborators Dustin Laurenzi, Daniel Bruce, Daniel Murphy and Chris Baker. The quintet has since performed at the 2017 Toronto and Chicago Jazz Festivals. Her long-awaited debut album as a leader, featuring saxophonist Seamus Blake, was released in March 2017 on the ears&eyes Records label, and soon after, the title track, “True North”, was recognized by the International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers as the 2017 “Outstanding New Music Composition” in the small ensemble category.

MATHIAS TACKE, String Chamber Music Coach Mathias Tacke is Professor of Violin at Northern Illinois University and Guest Lecturer for String Chamber Music at Northwestern University. From 1992 until 2007, Mathias was the second violinist of the acclaimed Vermeer Quartet, and prior to that a member of the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, one of the most important professional groups specializing in contemporary music. In this capacity he gave countless first performances, including works by most of today’s leading composers. He has performed in most of the prestigious festivals, including Tanglewood, Taos, Ravinia, South Bank, and Berlin. He appears internationally as a soloist and chamber player, performing a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to music of our time. In the Chicago area, Mathias enjoys a rich variety of musical affiliations and performs frequently with Camerata Chicago, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Chicago Philharmonic, Chicago Ensemble, Bach Week Festival Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians, and others. He has made numerous recordings for such labels as Sony, ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos and Cedille. Three of the Vermeer Quartet recordings were nominated for the Grammy Award.

DANIELLE TAYLOR, Young Music Scholars Danielle Taylor is a violinist and violist in the Chicago area. She holds degrees from Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Gregory Fulkerson, and is completing her Masters at Northwestern University under the tutelage of Blair Milton (CSO). A passionate advocate for arts education and inclusion, Danielle has been a member of Chicago Sinfonietta and the Grant Park Music Festival’s Project Inclusion programs. She currently maintains a busy teaching schedule, including working with young musicians in the YMS program and as a sectional coach at Niles West High School. You can also find her performing around the city, and with groups including the Zafa Collective and the brand new D-composed collective.

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Joy Yu Hoffman is a professional harpist in the Chicago area. She received her BM at Roosevelt University and an MM at Northwestern University. Joy is a solo, chamber music, opera and symphony orchestra player. Her specialty is ethnic music on the Kong Hou-Chinese double strung harp, the Celtic double strung harp and the Folk harp. Joy has taught at Roosevelt University, and Trinity International University. Joy has a large private studio for teaching harp and piano. Joy released three solo CDs, published several sheets of music, and a harp etude book. She toured throughout the USA, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Ireland, South Africa, and Kenya. Joy performed at the 9th World Harp Congress (WHC) in Dublin, Ireland 2005, and the 13th WHC in Hong Kong 2017.


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MEET THE STAFF KAREN DENNIS, Administrative Director Karen has coordinated administrative activities full time for MYAC since 1996. She has held management training and development and human resources manager positions in the private sector. She holds a B.A. from Skidmore College in political science and an M.A. in Business from the University of Iowa. She enjoys being a member of the Highwood/Highland Park Rotary Club.

GREG DIETHRICH, Associate Director Greg joined the MYAC team last year with a background as a community music school and education foundation leader, and nearly a decade as an MYAC parent. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and has studied and taught music and culture from many parts of the world, including at several major colleges and universities. As a percussionist, Greg remains an active teacher and performer.

BETHANY DUVALL, Marketing & Graphic Design Beth is entering her third season with MYAC. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied graphic design and theatre. Previously, she has held positions as a Marketing Associate for a non-for-profit theater in Charlotte, NC, as well as in Student Affairs at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She dabbles in freelance design and illustration.

CHRISTINE ESCOBAR, Communications & Press Christine Escobar joined MYAC in the summer of 2018. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Journalism, and a concentration in Magazine Writing. She has extensive experience in web and print communications. Her son, Ezra, graduated from MYAC in 2018.

MARTIN NOCEDAL, Chamber Music Program Coordinator Martin Nocedal is a cello teacher and freelance performer, and has been on the chamber music faculty of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory since 2015. He received his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Northwestern University and his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Cello Performance from the University of Michigan, and has served as Director of Orchestras at Maine South and Davenport Central high schools. Martin is an active performer with the Groupmuse organization, and has performed chamber music with members of the Chicago, Milwaukee, Kennedy Center, and New World Symphony Orchestras. Martin has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and is currently a member of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra.

JOSEPH PRICKETT, Development Associate The newest member of our team, Joe joined the MYAC staff in September 2018. He received a BA in History and a BA in Sociology from Hastings College, where he was also a member of four music ensembles and director of a competitive a Capella ensemble. A classically-trained bass vocalist, he also has experience in nonprofit development and fundraising with organizations throughout the United States, most recently with the Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Learning in his native Hastings, Nebraska.

DONNA SCHARDT, Bookkeeper Donna joined the MYAC staff in January 2006. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Personnel/Industrial Psychology from the University of Illinois. She had extensive experience in Human Resources and Unemployment Consulting in the private sector prior to joining MYAC. Her daughter, Alyssa, graduated from MYAC in 2008.



MEET THE STAFF (cont.) KELLY SUTHERS, Orchestra, Jazz & Choral Program Coordinator Kelly Suthers received her Bachelors Degree in Horn Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Masters Degree in Horn Performance from Northwestern University. In addition to coordinating the orchestra, jazz, and choir programs at MYAC, Kelly is an avid freelancer throughout the Chicago area, has several private students, and teaches for El Sistema Ravinia. Kelly is obsessed with all animals, especially dogs, and often thinks she is a dog whisperer (Caesar Milan disagrees).

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READING ORCHESTRA Reading Orchestra is MYAC’s entry-level orchestra; a string-only group that focuses on learning the basics of reading music and playing in an ensemble setting.

Violin Kaitlyn Banlasan, Waukegan, IL Phoebe Berkowitz, Highland Park, IL Rose Hassman, Park Ridge, IL Rachel Kierzkowski, Long Grove, IL Theoni Soulakis, Highland Park, IL Ellison Watts, Kildeer, IL


Viola Josephine Aitken, Sharon, WI Mae Aitken, Sharon, WI Lina Bhatia, Lake Forest, IL Isaire Leguizamo, Waukegan, IL Cello Jeevan Bhatia, Lake Forest, IL Clarissa Mo’nique Garcia, Waukegan, IL

C A DE T O RCH EST RA Cadet Orchestra is for strings, winds, brass, and percussion students who are learning the importance of developing rhythmic and intonation skills in an ensemble and the ability to listen to others while performing.

Flute Ines Latour, Highland Park, IL Tiffany Suh, Skokie, IL Violin Arushi Srinivasan, Lincolnshire, IL Eleanor Skony, Park Ridge, IL Emma Reininger, Lake Forest, IL Ethan Co, Evanston, IL Grace Aitken, Sharon, WI Ivan Leguizamo, Waukegan, IL Jeff Cho, Northbrook, IL Michael Walker, Libertyville, IL Pablo Hernandez, Waukegan, IL Paige Polen, Vernon Hills, IL Shruti Govindarajan, Buffalo Grove, IL

Viola Daniel Nuteson, Highwood, IL Michelle Chung, Northbrook, IL Yiling Xie, Evanston, IL Cello Claire Pinnow, Winnetka, IL Daniel Tolbert, Chicago, IL Elizabeth Yoon, Vernon Hills, IL Jeweleah Reyes, Waukegan, IL



CONCERTINO ORCHESTRA Concertino Orchestra is MYACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beginning/intermediate performing orchestra for strings, winds, brass and percussion students grades 5-10, who are developing and perfecting rhythmic and intonation skills in an ensemble.

Flute Evelyn Alsop, Park Ridge, IL William Hanford, Evanston, IL Yerin Jeon, Glenview, IL Christina Peters, Northbrook, IL Patrick Pura, Deer Park, IL Clarinet Sophia Malan, 1RUWKÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Bassoon Max Walaszek, Des Plaines, IL Trumpet Joanna Cheng, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Tuba Francisco Ramirez, North Chicago, IL


Violin Timothy Belen, Waukegan, IL Jacob Besic, Lincolnwood, IL Madeline Broderick, Glenview, IL Areli Celestin, Skokie, IL Christine Chah, Vernon Hills, IL Michael Chen, Lincolnshire, IL Samuel Chen, 1RUWKÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Leah Chung, Libertyville, IL Teresa Ciaglo, Winnetka, IL Judith Davids, Skokie, IL Jadon Dobschuetz, Skokie, IL Clarissa Moâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nique Garcia, Waukegan, IL Sarah Goldberg, Northbrook, IL Peyton Hallas, Lake Forest, IL Ella Herman, Chicago, IL Javier Irizarry, Highland Park, IL Abby Izaks, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/

Violin (cont.) Catherine Ji, Wilmette, IL Maggie Kuang, Vernon Hills, IL Abigail Lee, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Brian Li, Vernon Hills, IL Sarah Lichtman, Buffalo Grove, IL Athanasios Loutrianakis, Park Ridge, IL Gabriella Mangiaracina, Lake Forest, IL MyKenzie Moton, North Chicago, IL Christine Park, Arlington Heights, IL Ava Quall, Lake Villa, IL Gabriela Radovic, St. Charles, IL Helen Rinaolo, Lake Forest, IL Marielle Roselli, Winnetka, IL Allison Shao, Vernon Hills, IL Perrine Tran, Evanston, IL Sophia Wall, Wilmette, IL Clara Wan, Buffalo Grove, IL Aislin Watts, Lake Forest, IL Charlotte Weiss, Glenview, IL Viola Jose Leguizamo, Waukegan, IL Akshay Nair, Long Grove, IL Cello Miranda Beitel, Wilmette, IL Jason Bendok, %URRNÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Daniel Malan, 1RUWKÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Francisco Ramirez, North Chicago, IL Daniel Tolbert, Chicago, IL Joseph Walker, Libertyville, IL Eton Yao, Vernon Hills, IL Double Bass Danny Castle, Highland Park, IL Luke Montzka, Chicago, IL

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Philharmonia is MYACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intermediate full orchestra, with students learning the importance of rhythm, intonation, dynamics and balance.

Flute Elijah Garcia, Wadsworth, IL Samantha Kaiser, Evanston, IL Sophia Katsma, Palatine, IL Tabitha Mo, Rolling Meadows, IL Sophia Puett, Buffalo Grove, IL Rodrigo Soto, Highland Park, IL Oboe Caitlyn Falbe, Mettawa, IL Christian Larson, Green Oaks, IL Richelle Shi, Long Grove, IL Clarinet Amelie deShazer, Mundelein, IL Kalina Honczarenko, Highland Park, IL CJ Villani, Libertyville, IL Trombone Sean Coath, Skokie, IL Jack Shaw, Green Oaks, IL Tuba Francisco Ramirez, North Chicago, IL Violin Olivia Borkowski, North Barrington, IL Tolga Bozkurt, Winnetka, IL Mia Camasosa, Gurnee, IL Marlo Campbell, Lake Forest, IL Rea Chatterjee, Kildeer, IL Melody Chen, Libertyville, IL Ellie Chen, Libertyville, IL Gillian Colledge, Evanston, IL Helena Dube, Winnetka, IL Cordelia Momo Fredrickson, Madison, WI Regi Geslani, Waukegan, IL Leah Goldberg, Northbrook, IL Samantha Goldwasser, Long Grove, IL Oliver Hassard, Evanston, IL Julia Hudson, Winnetka, IL

Violin (cont.) Amanda Jiang, Long Grove, IL Justin Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Veronica Lada, Hainesville, IL Aaron Leverson, Libertyville, IL Zarinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ade Morgan, Gurnee, IL Aleksandra Radovic, St. Charles, IL Amelia Rodgers, Evanston, IL Elizabeth Romanyuk, Naperville, IL Victoria Romic, Winnetka, IL Julian Rossi, Chicago, IL Samantha Schahczinski, Mundelein, IL Aria Shum, Buffalo Grove, IL Anjali Simhambhatla, Wilmette, IL Kathryn Solatka, Chicago, IL Margaret Tatelli, Highland Park, IL Keelin Watts, Lake Forest, IL Jordan Westphal, Lincolnwood, IL Hannah Xue, Libertyville, IL Kevin Ye, Vernon Hills, IL Chelsea Zhao, Prarie View, IL

Viola Rithik Khanna, Kenilworth, IL Eric Seyoon Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Aiden Sehyun Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Brayden Wu, Wilmette, IL Cello John Michael Bryant, Highland Park, IL Julian Chawla, Wilmette, IL Haobai Chen, Lincolnshire, IL Jocelyn Gao, Long Grove, IL Marcello Gaus Ehning, Vernon Hills, IL Patrick Giles, Highland Park, IL Alexander Lambermon, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Francisco Ramirez, North Chicago, IL Jackson Roberts, Highland Park, IL Double Bass Lucille Hassman, Park Ridge, IL




CONCERT ORCHESTRA Concert Orchestra is MYACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upper-level orchestra with a full string section, winds, brass and percussion.

Flute Joanna Choe, Glenview, IL Selena Deng, Wilmette, IL Jocy Deloera, Berwyn, IL Michelle Liu, Palatine, IL Milina Miulli, Park Ridge, IL William Shalla, Oak Park, IL Oboe Tanya Ganesh, Hawthorn Woods, IL Adriana Koch, Gurnee, IL Joyce Li, Lake Zurich, IL Emilia Miller, Lake Bluff, IL David Zhang, Gurnee, IL Clarinet Jessica Brotherton, Lake Villa, IL Rachel Delmar, Arlington Heights Leila Moon, Round Lake, IL Lily Tropple, Green Oaks, IL Jonathan Zhang, Libertyville, IL Horn Rachel Tjarksen, Lake Bluff, IL Abigail Wormington, Skokie, IL Analisa Cress, Wadsworth, IL Trumpet Jeffery DeLaRosa, Hanover Park, IL Elena Klatt, Highland Park, IL William Lewis, Highland Park, IL Lauren Schneider, Grayslake, IL Trombone Lev Friedman, Highland Park, IL Jack Shaw Percussion David Stolyarov, Northbrook, IL

Violin Dino Bougiotopoulos, Libertyville, IL Brandy Brennan, Waukegan, IL Julia Cerimele, Glenview, IL Caroline Chang, Northbrook, IL Samantha Chen, Green Oaks, IL Gillian Colledge, Evanston, IL Cornelia Di Gioia, Evanston, IL Elizabeth Feoktistov, Glenview, IL Molly Ferguson, Evanston, IL Cordelia Momo Fredrickson, Madison, WI Jason Gonczi, Mount Prospect, IL Kate Graham, Kenilworth, IL Angela Guo, Vernon Hills, IL August Hassard, Evanston, IL Savannah Hsu, Glenview, IL Nicholas Ingino, Libertyville, IL Isha Kasbekar, Wilmette, IL Kaylee Kim, Round Lake, IL Justin Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Ruth Kim, Vernon Hills, IL Chloe Kim, Lincolnshire, IL Christine Kwon, Northbrook, IL Jessica Lechuga, Waukegan, IL John Lee, Vernon Hills, IL Vasilios Loutrianakis, Park Ridge, IL Scarlett Montalvo, Waukegan, IL Reilly Murphy, Bettendorf, IA Beatrice Park, Vernon Hills, IL Sooah Park, Northbrook, IL Aleksandra Radovic, St. Charles, IL 6RÃ&#x20AC;D(YD5DGRYLFSt. Charles, IL Drake Reid, Waunakee, WI David Rha, Barrington, IL Holly Rodgers, Island Lake, IL Victoria Rzaca, Wheeling, IL Ella Saputra, Schaumburg, IL Claire Schwartz, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Eva Sharman, Lake Bluff, IL Lynette Suk Victoria Tchalakov, Kildeer, IL Aidan Watts, Lake Forest, IL Jenny Zhu, Wilmette, IL Vincenzo Zuppardo, Buffalo Grove, IL

Viola Jodie Chen, Libertyville, IL Abigail Felde, Antioch, IL Jed Geslani, Waukegan, IL Daniel Goes, Evanston, IL Grace Jeon, 1RUWKÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Julie Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Kaya Owczarek, Glenview, IL Evan Shao, Vernon Hills, IL Emily Updike, Lake Forest, IL Sarah Wejman, Kenilworth, IL Cello Eugene Bae, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Ada Brown, West Allis, WI Haobai Chen, Lincolnshire, IL Zijun Deng, Glenview, IL Audi Ellis, Hawthorn Woods, IL Jocelyn Gao, Long Grove, IL Mia Hernandez, Waukegan, IL Randy Huang, Libertyville, IL Samuel Loundy, Glencoe, IL Ellie Song, Wilmette, IL Luke Wejman, Kenilworth, IL Ethan Wlodarczyk, Lake Zurich, IL David Wu, Vernon Hills, IL Double Bass Jacob Fisher, Highland Park, IL Ian King, Lisle, IL Declan McShane, Park Ridge, IL Vaishnavi (Vivi) Sankar, Buffalo Grove, IL Harp Angelina Chan, Long Grove, IL




S Y M P H ON Y ORC HEST RA Symphony Orchestra is MYACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most advanced orchestra, with over 110 talented young musicians.

Flute Avra Friedman, Highland Park, IL Cecilia Catherine Gao, Vernon Hills, IL Sophia Keay, Skokie, IL Vanessa Klatt, Highland Park, IL Annie Li, Lake Zurich, IL Emma Rosenberg-Rappin, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Lucy Rubin, Highland Park, IL Oboe Brennan Hogan, Wauconda, IL Stephen Jang, Glenview, IL Adriana Koch, Gurnee, IL Olivia Schneider, Grayslake, IL Timothy Zhang, Vernon Hills, IL Clarinet Eric Butler, Mundelein, IL Patience Garcia, Pleasant Prairie, WI Sebastian Ingino, Libertyville, IL Melissa Ji, Libertyville, IL Louis Maligaya, Mundelein, IL David Rosales, Vernon Hills, IL Jeffrey Zhang, Vernon Hills, IL Bassoon Bailey Holman, Gurnee, IL Ayan Mallik, Palatine, IL Nick Nocita, Arlington Heights, IL Robert Scherer, Arlington Heights, IL Esther Whang, Naperville, IL Andrew Zhuang, Lake Zurich, IL Horn Kayla Beck, Highland Park, IL Ryan Burns, Mundelein, IL John Davison, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Danika Dortch, Lindenhurst, IL Thomas Hubbard, Libertyville, IL Esther Orlov-Mayer, Evanston, IL Trumpet Anubis Martinez Ruiz, Island Lake, IL Aidan Olesen, Fox River Grove, IL Greta Shawver, Skokie, IL Noah Weisbard, Highland Park, IL Alex (Yuchen) Zhou, Lake Forest, IL Trombone Glenn Foley, Evanston, IL Katherine Koeppen, Evanston, IL Jake Spies, Arlington Heights, IL

Percussion Brandon Carido, Vernon Hills, IL George Dalianis, Park Ridge, IL Nathaniel Mathew, Schaumburg, IL Tyler Savitz, Glencoe, IL Nathan Stenzel, Holiday Hills, IL Violin David Arkema, Chicago, IL Nina Badagliacco, Tinley Park, IL Niko Bougiotopoulos, Libertyville, IL Lucy Campbell, Park Ridge, IL Daria Chudnovsky, Skokie, IL Liam Diethrich, Highland Park, IL Gabriella Dudek, Lake Zurich, IL Miriam Friedman, Highland Park, IL Christopher Gottardi-Littell, Evanston, IL Kimberly Han, Lake Forest, IL Caitlin Hong, Highland Park, IL Evelyn Jiang, Buffalo Grove, IL Kaylee Kim, Round Lake, IL Jessie Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Ruth Kim, Round Lake, IL Una Kim, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Anjali Kotamarthi, Lake Forest, IL Hannah Ku, Glenview, IL John Lee, Vernon Hills, IL Jane Mockus, Lake Forest, IL Ukiah Mooses, Chicago, IL Matthew Noh, Glenview, IL Andrew Orals, Lake Zurich, IL Joshua Park, Inverness, IL Drake Reid, Waunakee, WI Veronica Rokicki, Arlington Heights, IL Paige Sadler, Downers Grove, IL Ella Saputra, Schaumburg, IL Meghan Stancliff, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Hannah Stein, Evanston, IL Adeline Sun, Barrington, IL Sebastian Szymanski, Park Ridge, IL Claire Whitney, Skokie, IL Brooke Wu, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Richard Xiao, Libertyville, IL Jasmine Zheng, Long Grove, IL

Viola (cont.) Suzanne â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suzieâ&#x20AC;? Maniak, Lake Zurich, IL Celia McDermott-Hinman, Libertyville, IL Logan Mercadillo, Kenosha, WI Jiwon Mun, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ 6RĂ&#x20AC;D(YD5DGRYLFSt. Charles, IL Annette Suk, Lake Zurich, IL Cello Sophia Beitel, Wilmette, IL Diego Corrales Lucuy, Vernon Hills, IL Samuel Du, Palatine, IL Sebastian Ellis, Hawthorn Woods, IL Samantha Fan, Libertyville, IL Evan Finder, Evanston, IL Emma Foreman, Downers Grove, IL Zachary Hassman, Park Ridge, IL Eileen Kang, Lincolnshire, IL Kevin Kaya, Libertyville, IL Max Marsh, Libertyville, IL Noah Mercadillo, Kenosha, WI Grace Mockus, Lake Forest, IL Haoming Song, Lincolnshire, IL Jonathan Wang, Glenview, IL Stefan Westerberg, Skokie, IL David Wu, Vernon Hills, IL Tiffany Yen, Deer Park, IL Conner Zhao, Vernon Hills, IL Double Bass Jayne Cronin, Mundelein, IL Andrew, Hungness, Wilmette, IL Ian King, Lisle, IL Alexander Kisiel, Lake Zurich, IL Nancy Pulido, Waukegan, IL Harp Angelina Chan, Long Grove, IL Lierin Peterson, Glencoe, IL

Viola Ericka Beckman, Grayslake, IL Baxter Brown, Kenosha, WI Ezra Burca, Round Lake, IL Isis Burgos, Waukegan, IL Paige Keller, Park Ridge, IL Bella Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Jessie Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL



YOUNG MUSIC SCHOLARS MYAC’s Young Music Scholars Program provides scholarships to the Orchestra Program and gives students recommended by their school music directors the opportunity to take bi-weekly private lessons taught by professional teachers. Student mentors from Symphony Orchestra learn by observing these master teachers and then volunteer to coach and practice with the Young Music Scholars on a weekly basis.

Mentors Pictured, from left to right:

Una Kim Bella Kim Liam Diethrich Jane Mockus Grace Mockus Not Pictured:

Kimie Han Hannah Stein

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Myroslav Mikhailenko Rachel Hsu William Tan Peter Marshall Hannah Lin Adele Lee Rowena Baake

Violin Liam Diethrich Christopher Gottardi-Littel Jane Mockus Veronica Rokicki Sophia Radovic Hannah Stein

Violin Savannah Hsu Cornelia Di Gioia Drake Reid John Lee Ruth Kim Aleksandra Radovic

Viola Baxter Brown Ezra Burca Bella Kim Jessie Kim

Viola Julie Kim 6RÀD5DGRYLF

Cello Samuel Du Emma Foreman Grace Mockus


Bass Andrew Hungness

Cello Sebastian Ellis Ellie Song Bass Ian King

JA Z Z O RCH EST RA Jazz Orchestra is for high school jazz musicians who are ready for a more challenging ensemble experience.

Trumpet Declan Cunningham, Park Ridge, IL John Valentin, Buffalo Grove, IL Trombone Oscar Esquival, Wheeling, IL Drums Adam Ferraro, Park Ridge, IL Ben Zeiss, Highland Park, IL

Piano Martin Miazga, Mt. Prospect, IL Alto Sax Aline Crankshaw, Wilmette, IL Nina Hoek, Buffalo Grove, IL Ian Honczarenko, Highland Park, IL Bari Sax Ben Galison, 'HHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG,/ 43


JA Z Z WO RKSH O P Jazz Workshop focuses on college and professional-level repertoire.

Trumpet Jeffery DeLaRosa, Hanover Park, IL Holden Meier, Palatine, IL Trombone Ethan De Guzman, Buffalo Grove, IL Timmy Wilcox, Park Ridge, IL


Percussion Eli Goroff-Behel, Wilmette, IL

Tenor Sax John Pinns, Addison, IL

Double Bass Carlos Alvarez, Hanover Park, IL Evan Diethrich, Highland Park, IL

Bari Sax Nikhil Devaguptapu, Palatine, IL

Alto Sax David Whang, Naperville, IL

Guitar Axel Ellis, Lake Villa, IL

JA Z Z W O RKSH O P C OMBOS Jazz workshop combos are designed to teach students the art of improvisation and solo expression.

JAZZ WORKSHOP COMBO 1 Eli Goroff-Behel, drums Carlos Alvarez, bass Axel Ellis, sax

John Pinns, tenor sax Tim Wilcox, trombone

JAZZ WORKSHOP COMBO 2 Patrick Thornton, drums Evan Diethrich, bass David Wang, alto sax Nikhil Devaguptapu, tenor sax

Jeffrey DeLaRosa, trumpet Holden Meier, trumpet Ethan DeGuzman, trombone



BIG BAND Big Band is for the most advanced high school jazz students ready to play at the most advanced level.

Trumpet Philip Pistone, Park Ridge, IL Miranda Towler, Inverness, IL Trombone Adam Aaronson, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Will Feeney, Evanston, IL Drums Cecil Lay, Northbrook, IL Patrick Thornton, Lake Zurich, IL


Bass Joey Ranieri, 3DODWLQH,/

Tenor Sax Sean Ouimet, %XIIDOR*URYH,/ Kevin Li, 3DODWLQH,/

Piano Sebastian Ingino, /LEHUW\YLOOH,/ Cale Wolf, Antioch, IL

Bari & Tenor Sax Kevin Hutchins, /LEHUW\YLOOH,/

Alto Sax Damien Garcia, /DNH9LOOD,/ Andrew Magid, Northbrook, IL

Guitar Chase Duvall, /RQJ*URYH,/ Alex Peck, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/


BIG BAND COMBO 1 Cale Wolf, piano Damien Garcia, alto sax Kevin Li, tenor sax

Kevin Hutchins, bari sax Miranda Towler, trumpet

BIG BAND COMBO 2 Sebastian Ingino, piano Chase Duvall, guitar Sean Ouimette, tenor sax

Phil Pistone, trumpet Will Feeney, trombone 47



Cecil Lay, drums Joey Ranieri, bass Alexander Peck, guitar

Andrew Magid, alto sax Adam Aaronson, trombone

JAZZ ENSEMBLE Trumpet Jake Schaefer, Wilmette, IL Percussion David Kim, Buffalo Grove, IL Piano Meera Khare, Vernon Hills, IL Alto Sax Alex Cao, Kildeer, IL Olivier Coppieters, Kenilworth, IL Dillon Flynn, Wilmette, IL Jonathan Hough, Lake Forest, IL Veronica Lada, Hainesville, IL Teagan McNally, Wilmette, IL 48

MINI & MIGHTY MAESTROS Designed to give young children the opportunity to experience the pleasure and camaraderie of participating in a choral ensemble, Mini Maestros is open to singers grades 1-2 and Mighty Maestros to singers grades 3-4.

Mini Maestros Elias Bowman, Highland Park, IL Elloway Bogie, Northbrook, IL Eric Xiong, Lincolnshire, IL Evie Hsu, Glenview, IL Sophie Lambropoulos, Lake Forest, IL Steven Dubay, Antioch, IL

Mighty Maestros Lily Bogie, Northbrook, IL Lulu Henderson, Highland Park, IL Michael Kelly



VOICES RISING Voices Rising is a choral ensemble for unchanged voices, with a focus on building musicianship and vocal skills in a nurturing and professional environment.

Rachel Anand, Buffalo Grove, IL Andrew Arzac, Highland Park, IL Ani Bayindiryan, Kenilworth, IL Lucylar Chen, Gurnee, IL Anna Dawson, Libertyville, IL Lane Dillingham, Winnetka, IL Mina Donovan, Libertyville, IL Miriam Faybysh, Northbrook, IL Sivan Faybysh, Northbrook, IL Natalie Goeks, Lake Forest, IL Anna Guest, Northbrook, IL 6RÃ&#x20AC;D+DJVWURPLibertyville, IL -DLGHQ+VXGlenview, IL (OHQD+XLincolnshire, IL 7HDJDQ+XEEDUGHighland Park, IL


Trisha Iyer, Buffalo Grove, IL Amy Ji, Wilmette, IL Maggie Kuang, Vernon Hills, IL Veronica Lada, Hainesville, IL Liane Lin, Libertyville, IL Enrique Lipezker, Highland Park, IL Ruina Liu, Vernon HIlls, IL Junya Liu, Palatine, IL Zoe Mackey, Highland Park, IL Diana Martinez, Highwood, IL Kaley Meister, Lake Forest, IL Rinah Milter, Lindenhurst, IL Christina Peters, Northbrook, IL Lexi Plonsker, Highland Park, IL Reshma Rajesh, Buffalo Grove, IL

Opal Reese, Highland Park, IL Katelyn Rosen, Highland Park, IL Elizabeth Rukhadze, 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ )D\H6WHLQÃ&#x20AC;QNHighland Park, IL Jadyn Sun, 1RUWKÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Sunny Tang, Vernon Hills, IL Margaret Tatelli, Highland Park, IL Clara Wan, Buffalo Grove, IL Isabella Wan, Lake Forest, IL Connie Wang, Highland Park, IL Joseph Wang, Buffalo Grove, IL Nia Weathers, Highwood, IL Sarah Xiong, Lincolnshire, IL Ahlie Zoghlin, Lake Forest, IL

VOCALPOINT VocalPoint is MYACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school chamber choir, focusing on a wide range of vocal styles from Classical to Jazz and Broadway.

Christopher Arzac, Highland Park, IL Danaelyn Baroja, Chicago, IL Adam Clayton, Lake Forest, IL Claire Dellorto,'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG,/ Maggie Fewkes, Lake Zurich, IL

Madeline Guest, Northbrook, IL Jazzie (Jasmine) Lerner, Highland Park, IL LeAnne Lin, Vernon Hills, IL Elise Lipezker, Highland Park, IL Katrina Whitford, Glenview, IL


Founded at U-M, the Ivalas Quartetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Reuben Kebede, violin; Anita Dumar, violin; Pedro Sanchez, cello; Caleb Georges, violaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;won 1st Prize at the 2018 Dale and Nancy Briggs Chamber Music Competition. Pictured here with Professor Matt Albert, chair of the Department of Chamber Music.



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2018 - 2019 SCHOOLS & DIRECTORS Andison Trail High School: Mark Corey, Band Adlai E. Stevenson High School: Enrique Vilaseco & Anthony Krempa, Orchestra; Sonny Petway, Caitlin McGovern & Madeline Vogler, Band Andrew Cooke Magnet School: Katie Dudley, Orchestra Antioch Community High School: Michael Riggs, Orchestra, Michael Hickey, Choir Antioch Upper Grade School: Frank Brendhan, Band Aspen Elementary School: Haemi Lee, Orchestra Attea Middle School: Allison Reatherford, Band Avoca West School: Michelle Katz, Orchestra Barrington High School: Clark Sheldon, Orchestra; Randy Karon, Band Barrington Middle School, Prairie Campus: Luanna Byte, Band Beach Park Middle School: Jennifer Grabot, Band Braeside School: Michael Brehner Buffalo Grove High School: Henry Kappler, Band; Elizabeth Bennett, Orchestra; Debora Utley, Chorus %XWWHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG6FKRRO Carla Bollinger, Band Carleton Washburne School: Hillary Schroer, Vocal Music Carmel Catholic High School: Tim Barclay, Band; Lena Gaetz, Music Director Caruso Middle School: Kara Vombrack, Choral; Anna Riddle, Show Choir; Carrie Schrader, Orchestra 60

Central School: Erin Loescher, Orchestra Chicago Academy for the Arts Chicago Waldorf School: Cindy Gillard, Music Chicago Heritage Academy: Bill Carrera, Orchestra Christian Heritage Academy: Annie Chung, Band/Orchestra Christian Life School: Randy Dissmore, Orchestra/ Band Chute Middle School: Margaret Philbrick, Band/Jazz; Ina Allen, Choral Cooper Middle School: Cindy Severino, Band Country Meadows Elementary School: Chad Craw, Band Daniel Wright Junior High School: Rodney Owens, Band; Ryan Clarin, Chorus; Kelsey Buffa, Orchestra Deer Path Middle School: Ben Gray, Choral; Gina DeGregorio, Band; Sarah Truding & Diane Rener, Orchestra 'HHUÃ&#x20AC;HOG+LJK6FKRRO Ron Velleuer, Orchestra; Daniel Brame, Band Devonshire Elementary School: Brya Myers, Director Edgewood Middle School: Evan Canel, Band; Mollie McDougall, Orchestra; Christine Frega, Choral Edgewood High School: Mollie McDougall Elmwood Park High School: Joseph McInchak Emerson Middle School: Eric Bachmann, Band

Evanston Township High School: Charles Abplanalp, Orchestra; 0DWWKHZ%XÃ&#x20AC;V +DOH\1LFKRO Band Forest Bluff Montessori School: Paula Preschlak, Choral Fremont Elementary School: Craig Anthony, Music Fremont Middle School: Brent Burger, Band GEMS World Academy Chicago: Chris Roebuck, Music Director Glenbrook North High School: Rich Chapman, Band Glenbrook South High School: Aaron Wojcik, Band; Aaron Kaplan & Kristin Wagner, Orchestra; Jennifer Swanson, Music Glencoe Central School: Kristen Hanna, Band; Matt Pickett Glenview Public School D34: Nancy Kabat & Brian Kabat Grayslake Middle School: Steven Thomas, Band Half Day School: Steve Turini, Orchestra; Ashley Franz, Music Haven Middle School: Ina Allen Hawthorn Elementary North: Sachiko Kim & Pamela Stanley, Music Hawthorn Middle School North: Patrick Cantagallo, Band Hawthorn Middle School South: Samantha May, Orchestra Highcrest Middle School: Laura Guili, Band/Orchestra Highland Middle School: Michelle Kittleson, Band; Carol Janossy & Allison Zabelin, Orchestra; Kristen Barnes, Music

Highland Park High School: Josh Chodoroff, Jazz/Band; Remington Clark, Orchestra Hill Middle School: Megan Lopresto, Band Holy Cross School: Lawrence Lopresto, Band Hyde Park Academy: Jacquetty Snoddy, Choral Indian Creek Middle School: John Feken, Music Indian Trail High School and Academy: Jeremy Kriedeman, Band; Ken Choi, Choral Indian Trail Junior High School: Lawrence Underwood, Band Indian Trail School: Teryl Dobbs, Band Ivy Hall Elementary School: Jane Pittman, Music Jack Benny Middle School: Trevor Lenhart, Band James B. Conant High School: William Kilinger Jefferson Junior High School: Randall Kulik, Band John Hersey High School: Joshua Stewart, Orchestra; Scott Casagrande, Band Joseph Sears School: Gail Roden, Orchestra; Ross Cabin, Vocal Music Kildeer Countryside Elementary School: Suzanne Labowicz, Band Lake Bluff Elementary School: Susan Hanglund, Music Lake Bluff Middle School: Daryl Beese, Band Lake Forest Academy: Timothy Plambeck, Director; Adam Schlipmann, Orchestra Lake Forest Country Day School: Grant Tabor, Band; Scott Baeseman, Chair

Lake Forest High School: Robert Bassill, Orchestra; Janene Kessler, Band; Timothy Haskett, Choir Lake Zurich High School: Nathan Sackschewsky, Orchestra; Joshua Thompson & Sheri Conover, Band Lake Zurich Middle School North: Riley Broach, Orchestra Lakes Community High School: Matthew Kastor, Director; Elliott Hile, Assistant Director; Brent Johnston, Choir Laura B. Sprague Elementary School: Pam Orals, Music Liberty High School: Chuck Brooks Libertyville High School: Adam Gohr, Band; Jeremy Marino, Orchestra Lincoln Junior High School: Rebecca Rudy, Orchestra Lincoln Middle School: Max Helermann, Orchestra; Mary Ciccotelli, Band Lincoln Park High School: Karlis Lenss, Orchestra Lincoln Way North High School: Michelle Freeland, Orchestra Lyons Township High School: Sam Baker, Choral; Mark Dahl, Band MacArthur Middle School: Jonathan Boyer, Orchestra Maine South High School: David Hutter, Band; Matt Nix, Orchestra; Matthew Hanes, Choir Maple School: Michael Vecchio, Band; Renee Yoo, Orchestra Marian Catholic High School: Greg Bimm, Band

Marian Central Catholic High School: Thomas Rome, Band & Chorus Marie Murphy School: Mary Rudzinski, Orchestra Meridian Middle School: Paul Jenkin, Orchestra Millburn Middle School: Chad Anderson, Band Montessori School of Lake Forest: Cathy Swan, Executive Director Mundelein High School: Jonathan Meier, Theatre; Andrew Sturgeon & Jerald Shelato, Band New Trier Township High School: Matthew Temple & Bruce Daugherty, Band; Nic Meyer, Jazz Director; Peter Rosheger, Orchestra Nichols Middle School: Gayl Carpenter, Music Niles North High School: Daniel Gregerman, Music Niles West High School: Thomas Chester, Orchestra North Shore Country Day School: Katherine Foster, Choral Northwood Junior High School: Margaret Delligatti, Band/ Orchestra; Jenna Fawcett, Choir; Larry Goltz, Orchestra; Caitlin Lucci, Music Oak Grove School: Dave Jones, Music Oak Park & River Forest High School: Elaine Hlavach, Choral Oak Terrace Elementary School: Susan Siciliano, Music; Matt Taylor 61


2018 - 2019 SCHOOLS & DIRECTORS (cont.) Olive C. Martin Elementary: Kristen Barr, Music Orrington Elementary School: Michael Reiniger, Music Oswego High School: Kevin Schoenbach, Band Our Lady of Perpetual Help School: Keri Godon, Band Palatine High School: Kyle Cauthorn, Band; Steven C. Sivak, Choral Park School Campus CCSD 46: Lindsey Bassett, Band Park View School: Michelle Brodsky, Orchestra Pleasant Hill Elementary: Keeley Nauman, Music Plum Grove Junior High School: Mr. Wilkie, Band Prairie Crossing Charter School: Jim Jacobs, Band Prairie Elementary School: Cara Anders, Orchestra; Daniel Nagle, Band Pritchett Elementary School: Jane Kier Prospect High School: Chris Barnum, Band Quest Academy: Dan Marcotte & Annabel Hasty, Music Ravinia Elementary School: Evan Canel, Band Red Oak School: Sam Michaels, Principal River Trails Middle School: Steve Flowers, Choral Rondout School: Kathy Studer, Band/Choral Round Lake School District: Michael Dvorak, Choir Roycemore School: Julie Winterstein, Music Sandburg Middle School: Kim Lambert-Haak & John Gaunt, Choir 62

Schaumburg High School: Susan Carlson, Orchestra School of Saint Mary: Randall Manges, Music Science and Arts Academy, Des Plaines: Julie Liebman, Band/ Orchestra; Roberta Weber, Music Shepard High School: Michael Fallon, Choral Shepard Middle School: Cynthia Fremling, Choir Skokie Montessori School: Joji Escanilla Springman Middle School: Jessica Nellis, Band; John Ley, Choral St. Athanasius School: Elizabeth Delorit, Band St. Charles North High School: Dale Morgan St. Francis Xavier: Lisa Pratman, Band St. Ignatius College Prep: Mary Ellen Schneider, Orchestra Sunset Ridge Middle School: Hilary Logan, Music/Choir The Skokie School: Betsy Brand, Music/Vocal Thomas A. Edison School: Mr. McCall, Band/Orchestra Thomas Jefferson Middle School: Angela Fortune Tremper High School: Helen Breitenbach, Orchestra; Polly Amborn, Choral Tripp Elementary School: Tammy Lathan, Music Twin Groves Middle School: Dan Nagle & Cathy Williams, Band; Dawn Marie Bussert, Music; Cara Anderson, Orchestra

University of Chicago Lab School: Bradley Brickner, Music Vernon Hills High School: Randy Sundell, Band; Jeremy Little, Choir; Dana Green, Orchestra Victor J. Andrew High School: Mark Iwinski, Orchestra Viking Middle School: Mike Bandman Warren Township High School: Natalie Colgan, Choral Washington Elementary School: Krista Fabis, Music Waubonsie Valley High School: Krista Halvorson, Orchestra Wauconda High School: Jack Holt, Band; Kimberly Flemming, Band Waukegan High School: Donald Glassel, Band/ Orchestra Wayne Thomas Elementary School: (PLO\&UXWFKĂ&#x20AC;HOG William Fremd High School: Matthew Moore & J.T. Teichert, Band Wilmot Elementary School: Jim Thompson, Music Wood Oaks Junior High School: Wayne Gordon, Band Woodlawn Middle School: Chad Craw & Elise Matusek, Band; Eileen Wronkiewicz, Orchestra York Community High School: Michael Pavlik, Band; Christopher Gemkow, Music Zion-Benton Township High School: Shan Kazmi, Band


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Deb Zelman Dileep Gangolli Ember Miller Jennifer Lydigsen Jennifer Petkus Jennifer Woodrum Jim Firchow John Jaffee Judy Morrison Kaitlin Pucci Ralph Wilder Rose Sperrazza Sally Gerber Steve Avallone Steven Cohen Walter Grabner Bassoon Ann Dufek Gerik Fon-Revutsky Kathy Cross Kimberlie Richter Kirsten Alfredson Matthew Harvell Veronica Dapper William Dawson

Oboe Christine Paul Phill Erica Anderson Grace Hong Julie Koscinski Marissa LeFevre Shawna Lake Suzanne Ingold Veronica Chairez

Horn Beth Mazer Johnson Brenda Kublank Dan O’ Connell Dana Sherman David Crane Emily Barbarigos Jennifer Crosby Jeremiah Frederick Kelly Suthers Melody Velleuer Nancy Hinners Valerie Whitney

Clarinet Anna Najoom Barbara Drapcho Claire Werling Darlene Carl-Beck

Trombone Adina Salmansohn Andrew Zelm Chelsea French Chris Bayer

Colleen Bayoneto Craig Sunken James Lathan Josh Torrey Paul Hefner Rick Simmons Steve Horne Tom Garling Victor Ribadeneyra

Greg Dietrich Joe Varhula Joel Spencer John Deitemeyer Kurt Lubbe Larry Beers Michael Folker Ryan Jacobi Tom Leddy

Trumpet Andy Marchese Bruce Daugherty Charles Finton Chris Hasselbring Chris O’Hara David Crane Greg Helton Gregory Strauss Jacinda Ripley Jim Jacobs .DUHQ*ULIÀQ Marques Carroll Mr. Gregory Strauss Paul Semanic Phil Feo Randy Karon Steven Thomas Tom Tait Travis Heath

Saxophone Andrew Carpenter Andy Oberhausen Ben Voight Chris Madsen Dan Nicholson Donnie Sujack Doug Rosenberg Dustin Laurenzi Eric Goluszka Greg Fishman James Kasprzyk Jarrard Harris Jeffrey Bagin Joel Moore Julianna Karvelius Kyle Rayome Natalie Lande Neil Carson Patrick Kelly Ralph Wilder Rich Moore Rich Pancratz Rita Meland Robert Castro Roger Birkeland Stanley Davis Steve Avallone Tim Barclay

Tuba Cynthia Stark Josh Biere Jared Bulmer Dave Ernsthausen Percussion Bret Sher Brett Baxter Brian Massimo Dana Hall Daniel Crane Dave Eisenreich Drew Russell Ernie Adams

Violin Addison Teng Agnieszka Likos Aimee Bisiello Alexander Belavsky Amy Goldberg



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Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano Peder Reiff, Tenor Christopher Magiera, Baritone North Shore Choral Society Evanston Children’s Choir

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REGIONAL AUDITIONS JANUARY 19, 2019 Dallas, TX JANUARY 20, 2019 Boston, MA and Los Angeles, CA JANUARY 21, 2019 Chicago, IL Application Deadline: DECEMBER 1  ithaca.edu/music


2018 OPEN HOUSES OCTOBER 8 and NOVEMBER 12 Register at my.ithaca.edu and click on the events tab to sign up.



2018 - 2019 CONCERT SEASON Sunday, August 18 at Cantigny Park, Wheaton 6:00 PM

Lang Lang Scholars Concert

Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, August 19 at Millennium Park, Chicago 5:00 PM

Lang Lang Scholars Concert

Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, September 15 at MYAC Center 7:00 PM

Music at the Fort: MYAC Chamber Faculty

Sunday, October 14 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University 1:30 PM

Fall Concert

2:30 PM

Fall Concert

6:30 PM

Fall Concert

Mini/Mighty Maestros, Jazz Ensemble Reading, Cadet, Concertino Orchestra Voices Rising, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Workshop, VocalPoint, Philharmonia, Concert Orchestra Big Band, Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 20 at MYAC Center 3:30 PM

YPB College Fair

October 20 &21 at MYAC Center All Day

Bring A Friend Day

Sunday, October 21 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Chicago Double Reed Festival

Saturday, October 27 at MYAC Center 7:00 PM

Music at the Fort: Callisto Quartet

Sunday, October 28 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Chamber Music Soirées

MYAC Chamber

Saturday, November 3 at 210 Restaurant, Highwood 4:00 PM

Jazz Combo Concert


Sunday, November 4 at 210 Restaurant, Highwood 5:00 PM

Big Bands Concert


Sunday, November 18 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Chamber Music Soirées

MYAC Chamber

Sunday, November 18 at Northbrook Public Library 3:30 PM

I’ Solisti MYAC Concert

MYAC Chamber


Sunday, December 9 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia 2:00 PM

What the World Needs Now Is Love Concert (Tentative)

Sunday, December 16 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia 2:00 & again at 4:00 PM

A Magical Musical Family Holiday Show

December 27 - 29 at MYAC Center & Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall All Day

National Concerto Competition

Thursday, December 27 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival 7:00 PM

Alumni Concert

MYAC Alumni Band

Saturday, January 19 at MYAC Center 7:00 PM

Jazz Combo Concert


Sunday, January 20 at MYAC Center 12:30 PM 4:00 PM

Chamber Music Soirée Jazz in January

MYAC Chamber MYAC Jazz

January 24 - 26 at Peoria Civic Center, Peoria All Day

Illinois Music Educator Conference

Sunday, February 17 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia All Day

National Chamber Music Competition

Sunday, February 24 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University 1:00 PM

Winter Concert

2:30 PM 6:00 PM

Winter Concert Winter Concert

Mini/Mighty Maestros, Voices Rising, Reading, Cadet, Concertino Orchestra, VocalPoint Philharmonia, Concert Orchestra Symphony Orchestra

March 2 & 3 at MYAC Center All Day

Bring A Friend Day

March 3 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival All Day

Chicago Double Bass Festival

Sunday, March10 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

Chamber Music Soirées Chamber Orchestra Concert

March 17 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival All Day

Chicago Viola Festival

Saturday, April 6 at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling 6:00 PM


MYAC’s Annual Gala

save the date!

Saturday, April 13 at MYAC Center 5:00 PM

Jazz Combo Concert


Sunday, April 14 at Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM

Chamber Music SoirĂŠes

MYAC Chamber

Sunday, April 28 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University 12:30 PM

Spring Orchestra Concert

1:30 PM 6:00 PM

Spring Orchestra Concert Spring Orchestra Concert

Reading, Cadet, Concertino Orchestra Philharmonia, Concert Orchestra Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May 5 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University 1:30 PM

Spring Choral Concert

6:00 PM

Spring Jazz Concert

Voices Rising, VocalPoint, Mini/Mighty Maestros Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Workshop, Big Band

Sunday, May 19 at MYAC Center 12:00 PM

North Shore Classical & Jazz Music Festival




The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its conservatory students.

Applications are now being accepted for the popular Young Artist Summer Program, and additional offerings have been scheduled for music lovers of all ages.

Applications due December 12

Applications due January 25





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MUSIC AT ILLINOIS A center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education within the campus of one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading research universities.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OFFERINGS Music Performance Musicology Computer Science + Music Composition-Theory

Music Education Jazz Studies Music Technology Lyric Theatre

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ILLINOIS SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC JUNE - JULY 2018 Faculty-led pre-college programs for advanced high school students in addition to Orchestra, band, choral and jazz programs for grades 6-12. Visit website for full listing and dates isym.music.illinois.edu


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THE BIENEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC OFFERS · A 152,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility overlooking Lake Michigan · Conservatory-level training combined with the academic flexibility of an elite research institution · Traditional BM, BA, MM, PhD, and DMA degrees as well as innovative dual-degree, self-designed, and double-major programs · Close proximity to downtown Chicago’s vibrant cultural landscape



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