Join Us for Jazz Concerts Sat and Sun at 210 Live in Highwood

Our marvelous jazz students perform on two days this weekend at 210 Live in Highwood IL. 210 Live is an exciting live music venue and restaurant with a full menu of drinks and dining.  

Saturday Nov. 3: Jazz Combo Concert, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 210 Live (210 Green Bay Rd. Highwood, IL.) Food and drink are available for purchase at this concert. Make a reservation (not required) here:

Sunday Nov. 4: Jazz Big Bands Concert 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 210 Live (210 Green Bay Rd. in Highwood, IL.) Another great opportunity to go out for dinner as a family and watch a stellar concert by our very own jazz students. Make a reservation (not required) by clicking here:

-photo credit: Melissa De Guzman Photography

Concert I’Solisti Orchestra Performs Saturday, I' Solisti Groups To Tour North Shore This Month

New this year, I’Solisti will consist of two separate designations of Concert Orchestra members and Symphony Orchestra members. The two groups embark on a tour of area schools this month.

Saturday Nov. 3 Concert I'Solisti will give a free public performance at our MYAC Center in Highwood at 7 p.m.

I’Solisti Symphony will perform a free public concert Sunday Nov. 18. at 3 p.m. at the Northbrook Public Library 1201 Cedar Ln. in Northbrook, IL.

Directed by Charles Pikler, former principal violist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, I’Solisti (Italian for ‘the soloist’) consists of a small, select ensemble of soloists who perform in public schools and special venues each season.

Participating students receive a scholarship and each student performs a movement from a Baroque or Classical era concerto.

*Listen below to hear our I'Solisti Chamber Orchestra performing last March at Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia.

Spiritwear Orders due Monday Oct. 29

The deadline for MYAC spiritwear orders is October 29.

Orders must be placed online at and will be delivered to MYAC to be distributed mid-November.

All sales are final. There are no returns or exchanges. No orders will be accepted after the deadline. See more colors and styles of items available (totes, pants, jackets, toddler tees, and more) at the online shop at:

Symphony Orchestra and Soloists Praised in Fall Concert Review

"Sunday at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston, Dr. Dennis added another big showpiece to the MYAC repertoire with a superb account of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s ever popular warhorse, Scheherazade. As expected, the reading was energized with the infectious exuberance and raw vitality audiences have come to expect from the orchestra. But, in a promising sign in this first concert of the 2018/2019 season, all of this was dispatched with a level of polish a step above the already high standards established in a quarter century of music-making."
"Not only were string and wind tuttis confident and tightly secured, but the scoring of this Russian masterpiece provided a showcase for MYAC’s distinguished principal players. To a person they were up to the task, with beautifully rendered solo passages peppering the 45 minute performance.'
Read more on Chicago Music Report.

-photos: Melissa De Guzman

'Music At The Fort" Saturday at 7 p.m.: Fischoff Grand Prize Winners-Callisto Quartet

We're so excited to host the return of MYAC alumna Rachel Stenzel (2014, violin) and her Fischoff Grand Prize-winning chamber quartet on tour from Cleveland Institute of Music. Rachel, Paul Aquilar, Eva Kennedy, and Hannah Moses will perform works of Haydn and Schubert.

$5 suggested donation. Complimentary food, wine, and other beverages will be served. We hope you'll join us Saturday at 7 p.m. in our South Rehearsal Hall at the MYAC Center in Highwood.

College Night at MYAC This Saturday

This Saturday, MYAC's Young Professionals Board will host its annual "College Night" at the MYAC Center in Highwood.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendance is encouraged for any students, parents and families who have questions about how to apply to college as a music major, life as a music major, how to continue playing music after high school graduation, and or possible career paths for someone who studies music beyond high school.

Schedule of events:

Q&A Session 1 - Applying for college as a music major/continuing music in college
3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Q&A Session 2 - Careers in Music 
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The MYAC lobby will be set-up with materials and representatives from colleges will be on hand. Students and families can browse specific college and university music programs and ask questions of college representatives.

MYAC Fall Concerts This Sunday Oct. 14 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at NU

Join us Sunday at 1:30, 2:30, and 6:30 p.m. for our first fall concerts of the season. This is the only event where all our ensembles from Mini Maestros to Symphony Orchestra and Big Band will be performing on the same day.

Hear the talented students of MYAC Jazz, Choral, and Orchestra programs present classic stories of adventure, heroism, intrigue, mystery, and romance in this all-day concert event.

Tickets are $25/adult, $10/student and will be sold in the lobby of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (50 Arts Circle Dr. Evanston, IL) at Northwestern University the day of the event.