Illinois Music Education Association District 7 Orchestra (Academy)

The Illinois Music Education Association exists to advocate for universal access to comprehensive music education; deliver exemplary professional development for educators; and provide outstanding musical experiences for all Illinois learners facilitated by licensed music educators. Through auditions or nominations, students at participating schools can take part in local and state-level ensembles with other Illinois music students. Opportunities for elementary through high school students include band, chorus, general music, jazz and orchestra. llinois is divided up into nine districts for participation in ILMEA student programs.

Senior Level: 9th-12th Grade Students
Junior Level: 6th-8th or 9th Grade Students
Elementary Level: K-5th or 6th Grade Students

Academy representation District 7 Orchestra Festival:
Luke Reaume, bass, Stevenson HS
Kelly Kim, violin, co-concertmaster, Glenbrook North HS
Noah Kim, violin, Vernon Hills HS
Stefan Westerberg, cello, Niles North HS
Angelica She, viola, New Trier HS

Piano student Zachary Guo* was awarded first prize in the solo division of the ILMEA composition competition. The piece was titled “Cadenza e tesi” for solo violin.

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