S&E Live Results
View the Scores updated live from S&E Contest on Saturday, February 22.
students can perform at solo, chamber music, and large ensembles festivals with esteemed clinicians
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view the nimcon rubrics for all performance events
Northern Illinois Music Conference (NIMCon) seeks to foster and promote the advancement of music education in public and non-public schools and to sponsor annual contests including Solo and Ensemble, and Organization Contest for Bands, Choirs and Orchestras in the State of Illinois. NIMCon is an organization that provides rich opportunities for student musicians and their directors. Northern Illinois has a history of strong music programs, excellent directors, and much administrative support. NIMCon allows for the strengths of our directors, the uniqueness of our region of the state, and for the specific needs of our educators.
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what people are saying about NIMCon
I loved the way the judges interacted with my son. He felt much more comfortable and I think learned a lot more than last year.
From the Board of Directors NIMCon is committed to offering events that meet the needs of our directors. This year is no exception, and we recognize that Contest/Festival will need to look differently than it usually does. In addition, we are offering support for our directors, many of whom are finding themselves in new and Read more about Newsletter (September 2020)[…]
Fall Membership Meeting The fall membership meeting will be held on Monday, September 21st @ Lake Zurich MS North at 7:00 PM, with dinner at 6:15 PM. Please plan to attend. Looking for new members We will be sending out information about NIMCon to other directors in the area who are not yet members. If Read more about Newsletter (May 2020)[…]
Thank You! Thank you for another successful year! The board of directors would like to thank all of the members of NIMCon for your active participation this year and for continuing to help make NIMCon the best organization it can be! We are thrilled with the positive feedback we have received, and we look forward Read more about Newsletter (March 2020)[…]
Membership Meeting Minutes Thank you to everyone who attended the Membership meeting on Sept. 16th. We are thrilled with the active participation of our membership and appreciate you taking the time to attend and contribute your ideas for making this organization better every year. Click to read the meeting minutes. If you haven’t done so, Read more about Newsletter (November 2019)[…]
Join Now! Membership applications are currently being accepted for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to join and become an active member. Dues are only $75 PER SCHOOL DISTRICT. Dues checks should be mailed to Sara Kumpula, NIMCon Treasurer, by September 15th . It is important that EVERY director in your school district register each Read more about Newsletter (August 2019)[…]
Thank you for another successful year! The board of directors would like to thank all of you for your active participation this year and for continuing to help make NIMCon the best organization it can be! We are thrilled with the positive feedback we have received, and we look forward to starting our fifth year Read more about Newsletter (May 2019)[…]
Thank You! Thank you for another successful year! The board of directors would like to thank all of the members of NIMCon for your active participation this year and for continuing to help make NIMCon the best organization it can be! We are thrilled with the positive feedback we have received, and we look forward Read more about Newsletter (March 2019)[…]
Solo & Ensemble Contest Solo & Ensemble Contest is on February 23 at Palombi MS. Thank you to Renee Brown and Rick Frankowski for hosting, as well as to Steve Stenzel and Riley Broach for scheduling! We are looking forward to a successful event! Schedule The final performance schedule will be available by Saturday, February Read more about Newsletter (February)[…]
NIMCon is excited to participate in the Illinois Music Educator’s Conference (IMEC) this year in Peoria! We hope you’ll stop by our booth in the exhibition hall. Ellen and Jim would love to hear from you and tell you more about the performance opportunities we provide for you and your students (see below). Solo & Read more about NIMCon at IMEC![…]
Event Registration Deadline December 1st is the deadline to enter for Solo & Ensemble Contest Registration, Music Festival Registration and Jazz Festival Registration. Late entries will not be accepted. A few reminders: PRINT out your Solo and Ensemble entries from the website so you have a copy. You will not be able to access the website Read more about Newsletter (November 2018)[…]