SCHOOL OF MUSIC
A monthly newsletter to inform
and entertain our friends
TO ALL OUR
ILLINOIS MUSIC ASSOCIATIOIN
WE ARE VERY
When harpsichord maker Bartolomeo Cristofori created the first piano he called his invention “gravicèmbalo
col piano e forte,” which means “harpsichord with loud and soft” in Italian. That long phrase was shortened
to pianoforte and then eventually just become “piano.” In Italy, the instrument is often still referred to as
the pianoforte, because piano simply means softly or slowly. Though many stringed and keyed instruments were developed before
the piano, one of its major innovations was the ability to play it at different volumes, allowing musicians greater expression
in their music. (Courtesy of Making Music)
majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school. Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied
the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66 percent of music majors who applied to med school
were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. For comparison, (44 percent) of biochemistry majors were admitted. Also,
a study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including
English, biology, chemistry and math. (Sources: "The Comparative Academic Abilities
of Students in Education and in Other Areas of a Multi-focus University," Peter H. Wood, ERIC Document No. D327480)
We are pleased to send you this monthly issue of our newsletter. It is our
way of saying that you are important to us and we truly value your business. Enjoy!
Summer Concert Prairie
Center for the Arts
December 12, 2015
December 13, 2015
We're Always In the Mood for Referrals!
Tell a friend, relative, an acquaintance....whoever, about us. When they call and tell us you sent them and register
for lessons, (don't worry, we ask how they heard about us when they call), you receive a certificate for $20.00. Your certificate
may be used for a tuition credit or to purchase lesson materials or boutique items. On July 1, 2015, we will raffle off a $100 American Express Gift card for all the referrals from January through
June. On December 30, 2015, we will raffle off a $100 American Express Gift card for the referrals from the
last half of the year.
Many thanks for your referrals, new family members
joining us, and new students! The studio continues to grow and now many teachers have completely filled schedules!
Congratulations and Good Luck to these Graduating Seniors!
Chris Anders will be attending
USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, CA to study Finance.
Robert Freas is going to North Central College to
major in Computer Science and Japanese. Robert won the piano Scholarship at North Central.
Molli Miller will be attending Lipscomb University
in Nashville, TN and will major in Nursing and minor in Music.
Christian Roque is going to Loyola to major in Biology. Christian received
the Dean’s Scholarship.
Jay Singh will be attending U.C. Santa Barbara, CA to major in Physics.