• Bassoon
  • Contrabassoon
  • Private Lessons
  • Masterclasses

You don't decide to be an artist, you discover that you are one. – James Baldwin

Student Accomplishments

Youth Symphonies
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Midwest Young Artists Youth Orchestra
Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra
Elgin Youth Symphony
Classical Symphony Orchestra
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
Youth Symphony of DuPage

Competitions
IMEA All-State Orchestra & Wind Ensemble (Most years at least 1 student in each)
West Suburban Symphony Concerto Competition, finalist – Samantha DeCarlo 2011
Hoffman Estates High School Concerto Competition, Winner – Carlos Garcia 2013
Midwest Young Artists Concerto Competition, Winner Age Division – Nick Nocita 2015
Fremd High School Concerto Competition, Honorable Mention – Sarah Behery 2015
Lake Forest HS Music Competition – Marisa Sardo 2014, 2015
Elgin Symphony Masterclass (Michael Sweeney) – Marisa Sardo 2015
2016 Luminarts Cultural Foundation High School Classical Music Program – 1st prize, Marisa Sardo

Colleges
University of Iowa
University of Illinois
Northwestern University
Illinois State University
Western Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Central Illinois University
Curtis Institute of Music
DePaul University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Northern Michigan University
Juilliard School
Lawrence University
Carthage College
Marquette University
New England Conservatory
Rice University
Millikin University
University of Minnesota
Miami University, OH
amongst others

Scholarships
Numerous scholarships to college