Fox Valley Music Studio students are great achievers! Several of them have won competitions including the annual Granquist Music Competition held in Geneva, the Kane County Talent Show, the IAAF talent competition, and Elgin Opera Vocal Competition. They have been cast as lead singers with Children’s Theatre of Elgin, Fox Valley Rep, Christian Theater of Elgin and of Crystal Lake, Cirque du Soleil, Goodman Theater, Chamber Opera Theater and Elgin Opera.

Students pursuing college educations in opera or musical theater have received $30,000 - $45,000 in scholarships due to the quality of their training.

Hieu Nguyen

Hieu Nguyen is 12 years old. He is in seventh grade at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. Like his sister Tam, he was first taught piano at five years of age. He also began his weekly lessons with Ms. Sior in 2008. With her skilled coaching, he soon rose to greater ability.  In the summer of 2008, Hieu won first place in the Kane County Talent Show for his First Arabesque, by Debussy. In January of 2009, he traveled to Springfield representing Kane County to compete in the IAAF talent competition and won first place out of all the counties in Illinois.

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