Young musician eyes different careers – Shaw Local

Trini Feng He started playing the piano in kindergarten. Currently at Crystal Lake South High School, she was a soloist in the school band concert, and in January, she performed with some of the best high school musicians in a statewide performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana. champagne

With this success on the eve of going to college, one would expect him to pursue a career in music.

“I’m going to study computer science,” the 18-year-old told me. “But in my spare time I will do something creative, such as music or creative writing.”


Music, he said, is a hobby.

“It’s helped me form some of the best friendships,” she said.

Feng was selected to join the 15-member orchestra pool in January Illinois High School Theater Festival for the performance of all statesShrek: The Musical“.

“It was a very eye-opening experience for me,” she said. “Playing with and spending a lot of time with some of the best students in the state made me want to learn even more about my instrument. It was amazing to see how much we had in common. I met people who will be friends for a long time.’

Earlier this month, Feng performed a solo George GershwinComposition of the Jazz Age groupRhapsody in Blue“.

“I like ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ because it has several parts with a repeating melody,” he said.

But he is his favorite composer Sergei Prokofiev.

“It’s very abstract,” he said. “It has dissonant sounds that grow on you the more you play them.”

The one who inspired his music the most is the teacher he has been with the longest, Janice Larson RazaqAdjunct instructor teaching beginning advanced piano at Harper College in Palatine.

“He is the biggest musical figure in my life. I have been with Dr. Razaq since third grade,” said Feng. “He’s always been very supportive of me and knows what I need to focus on.”

Meanwhile, creative writing is also a passion for Feng. He has also been awarded for his academic work. As a junior, he won the title of state champion in the 2022 ACES Academic Challenge competition in the field of English.

I’m going to study computer science. But in my spare time I will do something creative, such as music or creative writing.’

Crystal Lake South High School student Trini Feng

She is Feng’s daughter Joe Fenga data analyst, and Grace Feng, interpreter He has yet to make his final college choice of either the University of Pennsylvania or the University of Illinois.

LGMC RECRUITMENT: Leadership Greater McHenry County Applications are now being accepted for the class of 2024.

Each year, leaders from all sectors of the McHenry County community are interviewed, and 32 candidates are selected for the 11-month program. (I am a member of the class of 2022.)

Sessions begin in August with an evening orientation and a two-day retreat in September. Leaders then meet monthly from October to June.

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The first five sessions examine leadership, law and justice, health, education and governance. The next four sessions challenge participants to work collaboratively in groups to explore and present local issues of interest.

Upon completion of the program, graduates become part of the LGMC Alumni Association, which provides opportunities for community service and personal and professional growth.

The ideal candidate “is in a leadership role or emerging leader within their organization and is committed to the community, values ​​volunteerism and desires to develop personally and professionally,” according to LGMC.

Candidates can apply through LGMC website The deadline is May 1.

Dennis Anderson, Shaw Media’s vice president of news and content development, lives in Crystal Lake. It wants to share news, events and special events about you and your neighbors. Share your new Community Exchange with him here

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