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Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra hosts Southland native Morris

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra hosts Southland native Morris Park Forest native Quinton Morris will coach a master class for the Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra on May 19 in Frankfort and then perform for a SYSO event on May 20 in Orland Park.

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Janet Kuester invited guest at Roundtable discussion

On June 3, 2010, 11th District Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson hosted Karen Mills, of the U.S. Small Business Administration, at a small business roundtable at the Panduit Corporation World Headquarters in Tinley Park. Hilary Burkinshaw, Don Brozek, and Bob Rakstang representing CenterPoint at Governors State University and Janet Kuester (CenterPoint client) of the Music Connection were […]

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Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra Partners with Music Connection Chamber Orchestra for Joint Concert

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra students had their first taste of orchestral playing on March 14th  at The Music Connection, 227 East Laraway Road, Frankfort, Illinois, in a concert presented by The Music Connection Chamber Orchestra. The chamber orchestra performance, conducted by director Carl Johnston, concluded with a joint performance with Suburban Youth Symphony violinists.

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Youth Competition SOLO WINNER!

Congratulations to R. L., who was recently named the winner in the Southwest Symphony Orchestra youth competition.  She will perform a violin solo by the composer Sarasate, entitled “Zigeunerweisen” with the orchestra in February 2008.   R. L. is a violin student of Carl Johnston with The Music Connection of Orland Park.  For more information about […]

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Students Perform at Faye’s Light 2nd ANNUAL WALK in FLOSSMOOR

Students performed at the 2nd annual Walk for Faye’s Light in Flossmoor on Sunday, Sept. 23rd 2007.   As event participants completed the 3-mile walk, they were greeted by the joyful sounds of music, performed by the student string ensemble group from The Music Connection, under the direction of Janet Kuester.  Faye’s Light is a […]

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2007 IMA Contest Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to the students from The Music Connection, who were awarded 1st place trophies at the Illinois Music Association’s statewide competition, held at Daley College in Chicago.  Since 1960, the Illinois Music Association has helped to increase the interest in music for students and the standards of music education.  During the contest, student performances are […]

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Students Perform at the Taste of Orland

The Music Connection’s student ensemble groups, under the direction of Janet Kuester, performed at the annual Taste of Orland, as local residents enjoyed fine dining at the festival.  “This is my 2nd year at the Taste and I come for two reason; the food and the entertainment.  Hearing the children perform such beautiful music is […]

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Student Ensemble Group Receive High Marks at High Note Festival!

The Music Connection’s Student Ensemble Group, under the direction of Janet Kuester, performed both classical and contemporary music selections at the recent High Note Festival in Highland Park, Illinois and were awarded a “Superior Rating”(highest rating) and a trophy award from all judges at the Festival.  Performing groups are judged by the highest of standards […]

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Students Perform at Local Art Fair

The Music Connection’s student ensemble groups, under the direction of Janet Kuester, were invited to perform at the local Orland Park Fine Arts Fair on Sunday for art enthusiasts.  The student concert included a variety of classical and contemporary musical selections.  “It was a perfect day for art and music, I enjoyed the entire event!” […]

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Piano Students Awarded from National Piano Guild!

The Music Connection’s piano students, M.S., A.K. and K.W., all received membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians, sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers.  This group of young pianists performed in the National Piano-Playing Auditions held at Prairie State College.  The American College of Musicians judges evaluated the students’ performances based upon […]

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Students Awarded Scholarship!

Congratulations to piano students, A.K. and H.C., who were awarded the Harry V. Davidson Memorial Scholarships.  Each year, two piano students, studying with The Music Connection, are awarded the scholarship based on enthusiam of piano playing and committment to daily practice.  The scholarship program is in memory of Harry V. Davidson, who was a noted […]

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Student Awarded Scholarship

Congratulations to violin student, A. M., who was awarded the Nancy McCain Memorial Scholarship.  Each year, one scholarship is awarded to an Orland Park, IL public grade school student who is interested in studying a string instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) with The Music Connection.  The awardment is based on an essay submitted (see […]

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