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Performance Opportunities

students can perform at solo, chamber music, and large ensembles festivals with esteemed clinicians

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Upcoming Events

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meet the clinicians

students receive high quality feedback and clinics with experienced music educators… coming soon

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NIMCon Rubrics

view the nimcon rubrics for all performance events

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providing rich opportunities for student musicians and their directors

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.


Ellen Singer

Choir Director & Fine Arts Department Chair at Rochelle Zell Jewish HS | BS University of Illinois | MM DePaul University

Elise Matusek

Vice President
Band Director at Woodland MS

Margaret Delligatti

Band & Orchestra Director at Northwood JH

Sara Kumpala

Vocal Director at Woodland MS | BA Augustana College, MA Concordia University | “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein

Jim Garbrecht

Retired Band Director

Steve Stenzel

Band Director at Lake Zurich MS North | BME Wheaton College, MME Northwestern University

Riley Broach

Orchestra Director at Lake Zurich MS North | BME & BM University of Illinois, MME Northwestern University
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