Congratulations 2020 IGSMA Musicians

At the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Solo and Ensemble Contest  on Feb. 8, orchestra, band, and choral musicians from District 96 schools earned top ratings for their dedication, diligence, and talent.

Their teachers in KCSD96 are Cara Anderson, Chad Craw, Dan Nagle, Kathy Ok, and Eileen Wronkiewicz.


These student musicians were awarded an exemplary 1+ for their performance:

Fourth grader Aadev Ezhilarasan-guitar solo

Fifth graders Katherine Byuun-violin solo; Amber Chang-violin quartet; Alan Czaja-violin quartet; Zoe Ghanem-piano solo; Laila Nunez-bass solo; Nadia Valencia-violin quartet; Olivia Zhou-violin quartet

Sixth graders Rachel Kierzkowski-string ensemble; Li Bing Lim-piano solo, trombone solo; Vivian Liu-string ensemble; Anoushka Rai-piano solo; and Riho Tsuneoka-piano solo; Rachel Varghese-string ensemble

Seventh graders Dorsa Akbarzadeh-violin solo; Truman Bromley-cello solo; Prisha Kumari-violin solo; and Kevin Zhou-piano solo

Eighth graders Elsa Chu-flute solo; Yunseong (Alex) Jang-cello solo; Jillian Kadens-flute solo; Jennie Kang-clarinet ensemble; Aiden Sehyun Kim-viola solo, Eric Seyoon Kim-viola solo; Nidhi Muralidharan-clarinet ensemble; and Kelli Wu-clarinet ensemble


These student musicians were recognized with a top rating of 1:

Fourth graders: Sirisha Bhat-violin solo, ensemble; Megan Chen-violin solo; Mallika Das-piano solo; Manaswini Ramaswamy-violin solo; Siyona Sharma-violin solo; Aden Xu-piano solo; Michelle Xu-piano solo; Bryanna Zhang-piano solo; Katie Zhou-piano solo, vocal solo

Fifth graders:
Clara Chen-cello duet; Raina Datta-violin solo; Brendon Ho-piano solo; Daniel Hulewicz-piano solo; Landon Hutchinson-piano solo; Kavin Kalyanasundaram-cello duet; Gandhar Khandekar-cello duet; Junwoo Kim-piano solo, cello solo; Anish Lakkaraju-piano solo; Paresh Lakkaraju-piano solo; Donghao (Harris) Liu-piano; Isha Nayak-piano solo; Taneesha Pahari-piano solo; Daniela Pleskatcheva-cello duet; Kirthanaa Rengasamy-piano solo; Rishabh Sinha-piano solo; Angelica Siocon-piano solo; Olivia Zhou-piano solo

Sixth graders:
 Ben Aleksick-clarinet duet; Nomin Baterdene-flute duet; Palak Bhargav-violin solo, piano solo; Jack Chan-violin solo, piano solo; Akshaj Chava-piano solo; Ally Chen-cello solo; Erica Chu-violin solo, piano solo; Hannah Diab-flute duet; Tanay Doshi-viola solo; Tarun Gunashakar-trombone solo; Ava Haghnaji-violin solo; Hanna Haghnaji-violin solo; Alex Han-saxophone solo, saxophone duet; Noah Hanif-violin solo; Zach Katz-trumpet solo; Rachel Kierzkowski-violin solo; Yeonwoo (Amber) Ko-violin solo; Medha Koneru-violin solo; Isabella Kusztelak-flute/oboe duet; Sophia Kusztelak-flute/oboe duet; Megan Lev-clarinet solo; Danna Li-snare drum solo; Eshaan Mahajan-cello solo, cello duet; Medha Modekurti-violin solo; Shreyas Narayan-piano solo, ensemble; Sri Panjagala-flute duet; Veer Parkash-saxophone duet; Sanjana Ramkumar-piano solo; Pooja Sampelli-violin solo, piano solo; Varenya Sankara-violin solo; Liv Sawyer-flute duet; Zoe Schwalb-viola solo; Aiden Siocon-piano solo; Akshara Sirigiri-violin solo; Niranjan Uday-viola duet; Ella Wang-cello solo; Sonya Zvenigorodsky-clarinet duet

Seventh graders: Shravya Akkina-viola solo; Chloe Baekim-flute solo; flute/clarinet duet; Ryan Barua-cello solo and piano solo; Tyler Bi-cello solo; Lucas Borowczak-saxophone/trumpet duet; Nathan Chung-piano solo; Isabelle DelRosario-flute solo; Sharayu Dharrao-piano solo; Conrad Drury-saxophone/trumpet duet; Joshua Goldwasser-saxophone solo, saxophone duet; Shruti Govindarajan-violin solo; Jocelyn Hooge-flute/clarinet duet; Tony Hwang-alto saxophone solo; Prisha Kumari-flute solo; Anna Li-violin solo; Daisy Ma-violin solo; Amoolya Mahabhashyam-violin solo; Diya Menon-violin solo; Ryan Poplar-saxophone ensemble, saxophone solo; Amelia Raymon-clarinet solo; Gillian Rosen-mixed brass/woodwind ensemble; Luke Sikora-piano solo; Sadhvi Swaminathan-violin solo; Daniel Wang-trumpet duet; Joseph Wang-saxophone ensemble; Grant Wilson-trumpet duet; Qi (Qiqi) Zhang-piano solo

Eighth graders:
 Samarth Bhat-flute solo, ensemble; Phineas Bromley-clarinet solo; Alex Cao-saxophone solo, saxophone duet; Akshaj Chava-saxophone ensemble; Elsa Chu-piano solo; Maggie DiPaolo-clarinet solo, flute/clarinet duet; Vivian Frobish-cello solo; Laksmi Govindarajan-flute solo; Yunseong (Alex) Jang-cello duet; Julia Jeon-string/woodwind ensemble; Jillian Kadens-flute/clarinet duet; Ethan Kashmier-trumpet duet; Soohwan Kim-violin solo, violin duet; Taeyeon Kim-violin ensemble; Riddhi Mallela-piano solo, flute solo; Aryan Mohanty-violin solo;  Harini Muthukumar-violin solo; Akshay Nair-viola solo; Kaavya Naresh-violin duet; Kashyap Rajesh-vocal solo; Bennett Resnick-trumpet duet; Liana Rosen-clarinet solo, ensemble; Ishan Sinha-percussion solo; Katie Webb-viola duet