• 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)

2020 – Andrew Zhuang (1st Chair Honors Orchestra);  Elizabeth Huang (1st Chair Band)

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 Lake Forest High School Concerto, Honors Student – Marisa Sardo, 2016 D214 Concerto Competition, Winner – Nick Nocita 2018 Stevenson High School Concerto Competition, Winner – Andrew Zhuang 2019 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