Category Archives: MIC Student News

BFB Teaching Assistant Sasha Boutilier

This is high school senior, Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) student, Sasha Boutilier playing a modern replica of a natural trumpet. Sasha started playing trumpet in 3rd grade and has been playing natural trumpet for seven years. The music is From Fanfare #2 by Johan Dismas Zelinka (1679-1745). Sasha currently plays first trumpet in the MIC Advanced Trumpet Ensemble and has been helping as an assistant instructor for Brass for Beginners residencies over the past several years (see photo below of Sasha with Lincoln Elementary BFB students in Evanston). Thanks Sasha!


Congrats to MIC Trumpet Quartet at IGSMA

Congratulations to members of the MIC Trumpet Quartet (Angelina Escobar, Abby Gilliland, Charlie Lindland, and Adam Marquardt) who received a “1” rating and top scores in all categories for their performance yesterday at the IGSMA (Illinois Grade School Music Association) held at Nichols Middle School. They performed an arrangement of Finlandia by Finnish Composer, Jean Sibelius. They will be performing this work along with a fugue by Baroque composer, Pachelbel, at the Chicago Brass Festival on Saturday March 9th. Great Job!!

MIC Trumpet Quartet (left to right: Charlie, Adam, Abby, and Angelina)

MIC Trumpet Quartet  (left to right: Charlie, Adam, Abby, and Angelina)

Congrats Will!

William Johnson received a “1” rating for his performance last weekend at the IGSMA (Illinois Grade School Music Association) for his performance of Rondo Cappricio by Keith Snell. He will start Lake Forest High School in the fall of 2013. Will’s older brother, Thomas Johnson, was a founding member of the MIC Advanced Trumpet Ensemble 6 years ago and is currently enrolled in graduate school at Rush University studying biomedical technology.


Congrats Michael!

MIC trumpet student Michael Werner auditioned for 2013 Chicago Youth in Music Festival and was one of only two high school age trumpeters accepted (click here for more info). He has been playing major orchestral repertoire with members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has been invited to participate in a reading session in collaboration with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas (more info here) on Wednesday Jan 30th at the Benito Juarez Community Academy Performing Arts Center in Chicago. He has been selected to play 1st trumpet on Rimsky Korsakov’s Cappricio Espagnol under the direction of YOA Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto. The 2013 Youth in Music Festival is in collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and the Music Institute of Chicago. Congrats Michael!

Michael at Symphony Center for Youth in Music Festival 2013

Youth in Music Festival 2013 in rehearsal at Symphony Center under the direction of Cliff Colnot (Michael is the trumpeter closest to the timpanist)