LFCDS Students Garner Exceptional Scores at IGSMA Competition

Lake Forest Country Day School students fare exceptionally well at this year's Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) contest, which was held Saturday, February 9 at Deerpath Middle School.

Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) students had an extremely successful showing at the 2013 Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Solo & Ensemble competition, held on Saturday, February 9 at Deerpath Middle School. This annual contest provides area students the opportunity to perform practiced solo and ensemble pieces for a judge and receive feedback from professional
musicians. The contest includes woodwind, brass, percussion, piano, string, and
vocal music selections.

Students from LFCDS overwhelmingly placed in the first and second divisions of the competition, with several students achieving a perfect score. “We are so proud of our contestants for all of their hard work,” LFCDS Band Instructor Jen Lydigsen says. “Each student learned a lot about music in the process of preparing a piece for the contest. Not only did these students put in a great deal of extra time and effort to learn this music, but they also showed a lot of persistence in the face of a challenge.” Scott Baeseman, music teacher and Chair of the LFCDS Fine Arts Department, agrees with Lydigsen and says, “It’s all about the journey and not about the score.”

LFCDS congratulates all IGSMA participants for their excellent performances and hard work. Listed below are the names of the participating students under their respective division categories:

Perfect Scores:

David Krivoshik, Alec Wilson, Mason Schilling, and Jamie Reid-Anderson—Vocal Quartet

First Division:

Julia Goeks—Flute Solo
Mariah Goeks—Trumpet Solo
Julia and Mariah Goeks—Vocal Duet
Saphie Potts—Flute Solo
Saphie Potts—Piano Solo
Anne Hennessy—Vocal Solo
Shaena Wright—Clarinet Solo
Victoria Giambrone—Saxophone Solo
Charlotte Kelliher—Clarinet Solo
Lowell Weil—Clarinet Solo
Colin Weil and George Hodgkins—Mixed Instrumental Duet
Michael Giambrone—Saxophone Solo
Lexie Kolb—Piano Solo
Ian Haupt—Tenor Saxophone Solo
David Krivoshik—Vocal Solo
Ian Haupt and David Krivoshik—Saxophone Duet
Foster Graf—Saxophone Solo
Foster Graf and JD O’Keane—Saxophone Duet
Natalie Regan—Trumpet Solo
Matt Spadaro—Snare Drum Solo
Matt Spadaro—Vocal Solo
Harrison Potts—Piano Solo
Kimie Han—Piano Solo
Kimie Han—Vocal Solo
Kimie Han—Violin Solo
Stella Baeseman-Smith—Vocal Solo
Chloe Morrissey—Vocal Solo
Aagaz Baig—Vocal Solo
Jackson Kriger—Vocal Solo
Grayson Pruett—Vocal Solo
Andrew Xakellis—Vocal Solo

Second Division:

Lydia Puryear—Flute Solo
Anne Hennessy—Flute Solo
Victoria Giambrone, Anne Hennessy, Lydia Puryear, and Shaena Wright—Woodwind Quartet
Colin Weil—Saxophone Solo
Colin Weil and Lowell Weil—Woodwind Duet
Lexie Kolb—Saxophone Solo
Lexie Kolb—Vocal Solo
David Krivoshik—Saxophone Solo
Connor Pan—Saxophone Solo
Caitlin Kolb, Anna Schilling, Eva Hanson, Grace Fitzgerald—Flute Quartet

Lake Forest Country Day School is known for its outstanding Fine Arts program, which provides students the ability to showcase their talent, receive individualized attention, and learn and apply advanced artistic concepts from professional artists. For more information on LFCDS, please call (847) 615-6151 or visit www.lfcds.org.

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