Student events

FHMTA offers a variety of events every 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.


Program Info

sat, dec 2, 2023

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

  The Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake

FHMTA Perform-a-thon

This year, our annual fundraiser will be held on the main floor of the beautiful Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake. Our students will perform throughout the day in a festive, holiday setting. Pledges and donations collected help support student events sponsored by FHMTA, including our Fox Hills Grands concerts and summer camp scholarships.

fri, dec 15, 2023

All day


AIM registration Deadline

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. FHMTA teachers need to register participating students by this day so they can take part in the February 2024 exams.

sat, feb 3, 2024

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

  First Cong Church, Crystal Lake

AIM – levels 1-2 full exam, levels 3+ theory exam

Students registered for Levels 1A, 1B, 1C or 2 will complete their theory and performance exams this day. Students in Levels 3-12 will complete only their theory exam.

sat, feb 24, 2024

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

  First Cong Church, Crystal Lake

aim – levels 3+ performance exam 

Students registered for Levels 3-12 will complete their performance exams this day.

Thur, May 30, 2024

All day


Janet pfluecke memorial scholarship deadline

The members of FHMTA created this scholarship to honor Ms. Janet Pfluecke (pronounced “fleck-ah”), and it helps support the students of current members to attend a summer music program.




sonatina/sonata festival

The Sonata-Sonatina Festival is an adjudicated event. Students prepare two contrasting sonatina movements, or one sonata movement.




fox hills grands

This is a multi-piano event that our students love! The stage is filled with four or 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.

Fox Hills 5 Grands 2019 everyone on stage
2019 Fox Hills Grands