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Happening Now:

Crystal Concert Live Stream Link for December 1:
 https://www.youtube.com/live/0ula8wMfRaY?si=v6oozsxmdUV0n0p4 

Public tickets for the Crystal Concerts are now available. Please click the link following the concert you would like to attend. You should also double check you have the correct concert once the new window opens. There is a limit of 10 tickets per transaction. Please only reserve tickets you know you will use.

E-mail Jonathan_Lauff@ipsd.org with questions, though please do not expect an immediate reply.


Thursday, November 30 at 6pm: https://gofan.co/event/1229724?schoolId=IL15601 
Thursday
, November 30 at 8:15pm: https://gofan.co/event/1229728?schoolId=IL15601
Friday, December 1 at 6pm: https://gofan.co/event/1229817?schoolId=IL15601
Friday, December 1 at 8:15pm: https://gofan.co/event/1229818?schoolId=IL15601

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Our Philosophy:

Young people should have an education that gives them the opportunity for a wide variety of learning experiences. Music provides a unique avenue to the imaginative and affective aspects of life and their contribution to our cultural heritage. Young people play, sing, move, compose, and listen to music through participation in the music program.

 

Music is one of the most effective ways to hone 21st Century skills (Communication, Creativity, Collaboration and Critical Thinking). Brain research reveals that making music engages almost 90% of brain capacity. There is no comparable activity that a child can engage in that activates nearly the entire cerebral cortex. Rehearsing and performing music gives students the competitive edge.

National Core Arts Standards for Music Education

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2013 and 2005 NATIONAL GRAMMY SIGNATURE SCHOOL:  Since our school's opening in 1997, we have received 7 GRAMMY Gold awards for excellence in music education, and grants totalling over $60,000.

  • 2011 GRAMMY GOLD SIGNATURE SCHOOL: Awarded by the Grammy Foundation for Exceptional Achievement in Music Education

  • 2009-2010 KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS:  National School of Distinction Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts Educatiion

  • 2010 SUDLER FLAG OF HONOR RECIPIENT:  An International Award Recognizing High School Concert Bands of Musical Excellence, Administered by the John Philip Sousa Administration

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