FHMTA offers a variety of events each year to enhance the musical training of our students. Our members are committed to offering quality experiences for every student, from beginners to advanced levels. Most events occur annually, some less frequently, but all are made possible by our dedicated members who volunteer their time and talents.
Our annual Perform-A-Thon takes place in December. Students perform throughout the day at a local venue, with a festive holiday setting. Pledges and donations collected help support student events sponsored by FHMTA, including our biannual Fox Hills Grands concerts.
Achievement in Music (AIM) is an assessment program created by the Illinois State Music Teachers Association. Students prepare to meet benchmarks in the areas of repertoire performance, technique, and music theory. Exams take place locally each February and March.
The Sonata-Sonatina Festival is an adjudicated event for students which is held in alternating years. Students prepare two contrasting sonatina movements, or one sonata movement.
Fox Hills 5 Grands is a multi-piano event that our students love! The stage is filled with five grand pianos, and students get the unique opportunity to perform with up to nine other students, led by a conductor. A series of rehearsals before the concert help develop and reinforce the necessary ensemble skills to perform as a group.