The mission of the IMEA is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education

District 7

Patrick Barnett, President

Maine West High School

1755 South Wolf Road

Des Plaines, IL 60018 


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Important Director dates for Fall 2016

School Participation Form due Now (July 31)!  Absolute deadline September 15

Junior/Senior Participation Form

Elementary School Participation Form

Late August/Early September RNS becomes live- Do not enter student information until directed to do so.  A revision of the RNS is in progress (updated 7/20/2016)

Friday, September 16-  Junior Band and Junior Orchestra Nominations Due in RNS by 11:59pm

Friday, September 23-ALL Senior Division Nominations due in RNS by 11:59pm

Saturday, September 24-Junior Band & Junior Jazz Bands Auditions at Northbrook Junior High School

Thursday, September 29-Junior Orchestra Auditions at London Middle School

Tuesday, October 4-Senior Orchestra Auditions at Wheeling High School

Wednesday, October 5-Senior Band & Senior Jazz Band Auditions at Stevenson High School

Thursday, October 6-Senior Chorus and Vocal Jazz Auditions at Crystal Lake South High School

Friday, October 21-Junior Chorus Nominations due in RNS by 11:59pm

Friday, October 28-Elementary Chorus and Session Participants entered in RNS by 11:59pm

Monday, November 15-Future Music Educator Seminar Applications due in RNS by 11:59pm


Elementary/General Music Festival - Nov. 5, 2016 - Wauconda High School-Concert at 12:00PM

$5 admission; children under 12, Free

Junior Festival - Nov. 5, 2016 - Wauconda High School-Junior Concert at 2 p.m.

$5 admission; children under 12, Free

Senior Festival - Nov 12, 2016 - Crystal Lake Central High School, Crystal Lake, IL

Concert at 3 p.m.

$5 admission; children under 12, Free

Jazz Festival - Nov 19, 2016 - Lake Zurich High School-Concert # 1 Begins at 1 p.m.

 1st Concert  - Junior Jazz 2, Reading Band 2, Reading Band 1

2nd Concert - Junior Jazz 1, Vocal Jazz 2, Senior Jazz 2

3rd Concert - Senior Combo, Vocal Jazz 1, Senior Jazz 1

$5 admission; children under 12, Free


2017 Illinois Music Education Conference

Music: central to a well-rounded education

JANUARY 25-28, 2017 - Peoria


ILMEA District 7 2015 Meeting Notes and Agendas

Below are the Minutes of the 2015 Fall Festivals of ILMEA District 7


ILMEA Dist 7 2015 Agendas and Minutes (373.0 KB)


ILMEA District 7 2014 Meeting Notes and Agendas

Below are the Minutes of the 2014 Fall Festivals of ILMEA District 7

ILMEA District 7 Minutes (508.9 KB)



Fall 2016 District 7 Newsletter

District 7 2016 Fall Newsletter (297.2 KB)




ILMEA District 7 Leadership Team


Professional Development-Caitlin McGovern, Stevenson High School

Elementary Chorus-Elena Ryan, School District 34

Elementary/General Music-Sarah Inendino, Pleasant Ridge Elementary School

Junior Band- Kristina Melville, Richard Bernotas Middle School

Junior Chorus-Megan Murray, MacArthur Middle School

Junior Chorus (Elect)-Carol Munn-McHenry Middle School

Junior Jazz Band-Rick LoPresto, Richard Bernotas Middle School

Junior Jazz Band-Bryan Itzkowitz, Holmes Middle School

Junior Orchestra-Michael Duggan, Barrington Middle School-South Campus

Senior Band-Cody Halberstadt, Crystal Lake South High School

Senior Choir-Megan Kim, Woodstock North High School

Senior Choir-Mary Theresa Reed, Evanston Township High School

Senior Orchestra-Robert Bassill, Lake Forest High School

Senior Orchestra-Maura Brown, Elk Grove High School

Senior Jazz Band-Scott Casagrande, John Hersey High School

Senior Jazz Band (Elect)- David Tribley Warren Township High School

Vocal Jazz Choir-Andrew Toniolo-Glenbrook South High School





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