2016 Music Department Special Events
Emily Glick, received a BFA in music from the University of Michigan. Her experience includes work with the Marriott Theatre's productions of La Cage Aux Follies, The Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland, as well as Timeline Theatre Company, The Public Theatre, Musicals Tonight!, Theaterworks USA and Liz Swados Productions.
Canzonetta Youth String Chamber Orchestra
Hilel Kagan, conductor and artistic director, is a founder, conductor, and artistic director of Concertante di Chicago. He is the Principal 2nd violin, 30 years, for the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago and a former professor of violin and chamber music at De Paul University and the Music Institute of Chicago.
Helia Schramm, co-artistic director, is the Concertmistress of the Civic Orchestra, the 1st violinist of Arcturus String Quartet, and the Principal 2nd violin of the Philharmonic Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival. She is on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago and is a founder of the Lincolnwood School of Music.
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Violin and Viola Instruction
Paula Eatman currently plays violin and viola in several quartets and also performs with the Chicago String Ensemble. She was a 1st Violinist with the Arcturus Quartet and has played with the Lake Forest Symphony.
Desi Tantchev, viola/violin holds both BM and MM from the State Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. Prior to moving to the United States in 1996, Desi performed with leading orchestras in Bulgaria and Europe. She teaches both traditional and Suzuki methods and has been on the faculty of the MCMC since 2002. She also teaches at the Des Plaines School of Music, North Shore Music Institute and previously at Glennbrook South and North High Schools. She also teaches in her studio in Northfield and performs regularly with NSO, SVSO and Highland Park Strings.
Faina Farbman holds a Masters of Arts in piano instruction from Belorussian Conservatory. She is a graduate of Music College, Minsk, with a diploma in “How to teach Bach Music for Children” and worked as head of piano facility in music school and accompanist in music college. She is also Suzuki trained with Jasako Joichi, Chicago. She has been a member of NSMTA since 1993, a private piano studio in Skokie.
Dan Chernow studied at University of Kentucky for two years, majoring in Fine Arts/Classical Guitar. He attended Berklee College of Music Boston, MA from 1991-1995 where he majored in Professional Music and received his Bachelor of Music Degree. He has an extensive resume and has been instructing for over 10 years. He has his own unique specialized courses including soloing, theory and ear training for intermediate to advanced students.
Emily Seaberry Graef is the founder and the flutist of the Juliani Ensemble. A graduate of The University of Michigan School of Music, Emily won the Nelson Howenstein Award for outstanding flute performance. Emily did post graduate study at The University of Maryland and at The Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria, and spent two summers as the Principal Flute and soloist with The Rome Festival Orchestra in Rome, Italy. Emily has also performed as flutist with The Chicago Winds, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series and twice on the nationally acclaimed and broadcast Dame Myra Hess series. She was the co-founder of The Galena Chamber Ensemble, has been an artist in residence at the People's Music School, and is a former faculty member of the Merit School of Music.
Wendy Morgan of the Vocal Gymnasium is a certified Musikgarten instructor and teaches voice at the Music Institute of Chicago. Wendy is also a children's music performer and songwriter on the North Shore.