students can perform at solo, chamber music, and large ensembles festivals with esteemed clinicians
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students receive high quality feedback and clinics with experienced music educators… coming soon
Solo & Ensemble Contest 2019
stay up to date with the latest information for solo & ensemble contest on february 23
Music Festival 2019
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Jazz Festival 2019
stay up to date with the latest information for jazz festival on march 8 and 9
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
The clinic length of ten minutes is a good length… directors that I spoke to really liked the kids (and themselves) getting immediate feedback.
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)[…]
Membership Meeting Minutes Thank you to everyone who attended the Membership meeting on Sept. 27th. 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, please Read more about Newsletter (October 2018)[…]
Join Now! Membership applications are currently being accepted for the 2018-19 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 Roediger, NIMCon Treasurer, by September 15th. It is important that EVERY director in your school district register each year Read more about Newsletter (September 2018)[…]
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 fourth year Read more about Newsletter (May 2018)[…]
Congratulations to all of the students who performed so well at our recent contests! Our students performed at the Solo & Ensemble Contest at the end of February and at Organization / Jazz Contests in March. In our third year, NIMCon has continued to grow and we are glad to provide an opportunity for our Read more about Newsletter (March 2018)[…]
Contest Registration Deadline December 1st is the deadline to enter for Organization and Solo & Ensemble Contests. Late entries will not be accepted. Be sure to PRINT out your Solo and Ensemble entries from the website so you have a copy. Once you have registered for contest, please print out and return the Contest Fees Sheet and checks or purchase orders to Read more about Newsletter (November 2017)[…]
Contest Registration It’s time to register for contest! Please be sure to read the Rules & Procedures carefully and feel free to email us with questions. Two rules have changed as of this year’s Membership meeting, including changing mallet scale requirements to match winds and strings, as well as the length of Jazz Band Contest changing to 30 Read more about Newsletter (October 2017)[…]