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LIVE: Rachel Stenzel, violin, 17

Rachel has served as the concertmaster of both MYA's Concert and Symphony Orchestras for four years.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Rachel Stenzel, age 17, is a student of Almita Vamos. She began her musical training on the piano at age five and began studying the violin at age nine. A home schooled senior, she is actively involved in Midwest Young Artists (MYA) where she has been a Named more…

17 year old violinist and composer Jonas Tarm

This week we feature original award-winning compositions by 17 year old Jonas Tarm.

17 year old Jonas Tarm is an active chamber and orchestral musician, soloist, composer and arranger. He’s won multiple awards for both his violin playing and original compositions.

Jennifer Cha, 14, violin

Listen to the Full Program [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Our guest today was 14 year old violinist Jennifer Cha of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. Jennifer was a finalist in this year’s Crain-Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions and performed for us music by Spanish composer/violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate, Alexander more…

Music Institute of Chicago’s Generation Next Composers

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Listen [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Music from a concert presented on March 11, 2011 by the Music Institute of Chicago at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. The program showcased new works by student composers from around the Chicago area, including students who participated in the composition workshop of the Chicago-based organization Access more…

Lewis Guitar Duo

Lewis Guitar Duo

16 year old Aaron Lewis and his brother, 14 year old Jason Lewis study classical guitar at the Music Institute of Chicago with Dr. Julia Miller. In 2010, they performed at the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention and have performed around the Chicago area for various events. Thanks to both of them for a more…

A Memorial Concert Honoring Emilio del Rosario

Emilio del Rosario

Today on a special Introductions, we bring you highlights of a memorial concert honoring Emilio del Rosario, an acclaimed and beloved piano instructor who taught at the Music Institute of Chicago for over 40 years. His former students and colleagues cames together in Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston to share stories…and music by Enrique Granados, more…

Devon Naftzger, 15, viola

Devon Naftzger

Devon Naftzger, a junior at Stevenson High School, studies viola with Desiree Ruhstrat at the Music Institute of Chicago. Devon has played the violin since age 5, but last summer, at 15, she switched to the viola. She has received awards from: Society of American Musicians (SAM) Viola Senior Division, Walgreens Concerto Competition’s Early Music more…

Serena Harnack, 12, violin

Serena Harnack

Listen to full program [Audio clip: view full post to listen] We started off the program with a remembrance of Music Institute of Chicago teacher Emilio del Rosario, who died that week. I spoke with WFMT program host Peter van de Graaff who was a student of Mr. Del Rosario. Our guest was Serena Harnack, more…