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Megan Rault

Saxophone, Woodwinds, Clarinet & Flute

Megan Rault is a recent graduate from Northern Illinois University, earning her Bachelor’s in Music Performance with a Jazz Saxophone emphasis. Her love for music started with the flute in 6th grade and very quickly included the saxophone in 7th grade and the clarinet in 8th. While in high school, Megan attended the Essentially Ellington […]

Kelvin has been playing the piano since age 6 and took private lessons throughout that time until starting college. In that span of 12 years, Kelvin played a great variety of pieces by greats such as Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven. Since age 10, he has begun competing yearly at the state level in events such […]

Diane studied voice for twenty (20) years, starting with Therese Longergan, then continuing with Emily McKnight at Milikin University, Phyllis Curtin at Boston University, and Lucille Halfvarson and Neva Baily at Chicago’s Merit Music School. Diane also studied piano for ten (10) years. Although classically trained, she sang in a band for several years and […]

Benjamin Gilbert

Cello & Piano

Ben started playing the cello when he was 10 years old and has continuously taken lessons for the last year and a half. Ben can be seen playing with the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO), the Hanson String Quartet, the HHS String Quartet, and many solo performances around the Elgin/Hampshire area. He also marches in […]

Leena has done doctoral work at the University of Michigan in voice performance and received her Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has taught on voice faculties as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and several […]

Claire Paolone

Violin & Viola

Claire recently received her master’s degree at DePaul University in Viola Performance. She was involved in DePaul’s Concerto Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and 20+esemble. She received her Bachelors in Viola Performance from Northern Illinois University in 2019 cum laude. Claire is an avid Chamber music player and has attended summer festivals such as Credo Music Festival […]