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2018 ISMTA Competition North


October 21, 2018

 

The Illinois State Music Teacher Association (ISMTA) Competition is a single tier competition offered at two different locations, ISMTA Competition NORTH and ISMTA Competition SOUTH.  Each competition is run independently with separate chairs and winners. Both ISMTA Competition NORTH and ISMTA Competition SOUTH are held in October, at least one week prior to the annual ISMTA Conference.  All first place winners at each division will be invited to perform at the Winners Recital during the ISMTA Conference. There were 7 Primary, 22 Elementary, 22 Junior, 13 Senior, and 3 Collegiate participants.

 

Congratulations to these Music Institute of Chicago students.

 

ELEMENTARY PIANO SOLO DIVISION

First Place:  Clara Zhang, 11, student of Soo Young Lee

Second Place:  Matthew Hahn, 11, student of Christina Tio

 

JUNIO PIANO SOLO DIVISION

Second Place:  Noah Kim, 12, student of Yumy Lee Kim

 

SENIOR PIANO SOLO DIVISION

Second Place: Won Yang, 16, student of Elaine Felder

Honorable Mention: Eriko Darcy, 16, Academy student of Matthew Hagle


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