I’d like to congratulate my four students who made it into the District 7 Illinois Music Educators Association orchestra for Illinois. Scott Bakshis (who was principal bass for Illinois All-State last year), Ian Hallas (who was principal bass for district IMEA last year), Zach Yordy and Cameron Shenassa all got in. Great job, guys!
I have had many students in the Illinois All-State program over the years, and it is good to see this trend continue. Eric Steffens, Doug Stuart, Scott Brown, and Peter Bowling are four former students who did well recently in IMEA and went on to music school. Eric is a junior at Eastman in Rochester, NY, Doug is a sophomore and Scott is a freshman at the University of Michigan, and Peter Bowling is a sophomore at Augustana College in the Quad Cities.
I leave you now with a little video about cats and how they like to dance: