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MTNA Illinois Competition Winners

December 2, 2015

The Music Teachers National Association Performance Competitions provide educational experiences for students and teachers and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence. The state competitions are considered the primary educational level with the division and national levels showcasing outstanding performance and honoring significant pedagogical achievement.

2015 MTNA Illinois Competition Winners
2015 Senior String Division

Josiah Yoo

Josiah Yoo, Winner, Senior String Division, Academy cello student of Hans Jorgen Jensen
 

 

Steven Song, Alternate, Senior String Division, Academy violin student of Gerardo Ribeiro

 

 

 

2015 Senior Piano Division
Natalie Nedvetsky, Honorable Mention, Academy piano student of Jim Giles

Josiah Yoo and John Schindler (WI State Winner), Academy piano student of Alan Chow, competed in the East Central Divisional Competition on January 15–16, 2016, Goshen College, Goshen, IN. John received an Honorable Mention.


Teacher Spotlight on Maria Schwartz, flute
Teacher Spotlight: Maria Schwartz, Suzuki flute

"I encourage them [my students] in any way I can think of to experiment with their sound and connect with their flute and practice time."