2021 – 2022

2021 Handel Messiah
Handel’s Messiah Part I (Christmas) with the Hallelujah Chorus and Zadok the Priest: Sacred Music Series 2021.
DEC 10, 2021 Chicago Tickets | Information
DEC 11, 2021 Wheaton / Livestream Tickets | Information
2021 Academy Concert
Academy Orchestras Concert with Soloists Amelia Piscitelli and Audrianna Hall
DEC 3, 2021 Wheaton Tickets | Information
2022 Vivaldi Four Seasons
Vivaldi’s iconic work The Four Seasons performed with renowned violinist Rika Seko with Joffrey Academy at the Artist Series.
JAN 28, 2022 Chicago Tickets | Information
JAN 29, 2022 Wheaton Tickets | Information
2022 Tartini Trumpet Concerto
Tartini’s fabulous Concerto for Trumpet with Travis Heath.
APR 22, 2022 Chicago NEIU Save the Date
APR 23, 2022 Wheaton Save the Date
APR 24, 2022 Naperville Save the Date

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2021 Academy Fall Semester Concert

6 PM, DECEMBER 3, 2021
St. John Lutheran Church, WHEATON

The Academy Fall Semester Concert will take place on December 3 and will feature performances from both the Senior and Junior Academy Orchestras.

You will be delighted by Schubert’s Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra performed by Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli, Fantasia on Green Sleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg.

Enjoy an excellent selection of Christmas Carols performed by the Junior Academy, who will also play Gabriel’s Oboe by Morricone from the motion picture The Mission performed by violinist Audrianna Hall.

The Academy was featured earlier this year on the 98.7 WFMT radio show Introductions.

Concert Master and Soloist Amelia Piscitelli (Top left), Senior Academy Orchestra (Top right), Junior Academy Orchestra (Bottom)


Full Repertoire

Senior Academy Orchestra

Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra by Franz Schubert with violinist and Academy Concert Master Amelia Piscitelli

Fantasia on Green Sleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg

Junior Academy Orchestra

Selection of Christmas Carols

Gabriel’s Oboe by Morricone
From the motion picture The Mission performed by violinist Audrianna Hall.

The Senior and Junior Academy orchestras were professionally recorded on December 18, 2020as part of the Camerata Chicago Academy classroom learning program. This performance was recorded without an audience in place of an end of semester concert.


Camerata Chicago Academy Roster

Senior Academy Orchestra
Musicians Roster

Violin I
Amelia Piscitelli, concertmaster
Tabitha Rea
Audrianna Hall
Abby Edwards

Violin II
Patience Smith
Abby Gordeuk
Ian Dalmas

Sylvia Byars
Eva Dalmas
Mark Smith

Charlotte Ries
Iselin Byars

Harpsichord / Piano
Kate Johnston

Junior Academy Orchestra
Musicians Roster

Violin I
Helen Gordeuk Concertmaster
Audrianna Hall
Aleksia Nenadovich

Violin II
Laine Van Cleave
Theodora Byars

Netalia Nenadovich
Lucia Jackson
Eva Dalmas

Walter Skarin
Ivy Jobgen

Academy Biography

Founded in 2014, the Camerata Chicago Academy is an elite chamber orchestra program comprising advanced students. The Academy provides a marvelous opportunity for young musicians to perform in a professional atmosphere with the Camerata Chicago faculty which manifests the educational spirit of Camerata Chicagoís founder and Music Director Drostan Hall. Maestro Hall has thirty years experience training aspiring young musicians. Many of the Academy’s members plan to study music at university and subsequently go on to have professional careers in music.

The Senior Academy Orchestra

The Junior Academy Orchestra

Amelia Piscitelli, violin

Amelia Piscitelli graduated as Salutatorian from Hammond Baptist High School (Schererville, IN) in May 2019. She is currently enrolled as a Music Performance major at Hyles-Anderson College, a Bible college in Crown Point, IN. Amelia has played violin since 2005 and began to study violin seriously with Stephanie Allen in 2008. From 2009-2014 her violin studies continued with Debbie Edwards (Downers Grove Suzuki Strings) followed by Drostan Hall (Hall School of Music) from 2014 to the present.

She joined Camerata Chicago Academy in 2015 and has been Concertmaster since 2017. In December 2016 she performed live on WFMT’s Introductions (Chicago, IL). Since then her professional experience with Camerata Chicago has also included solo opportunities. Her professional solo debut performing the Svendsen Romance in 2016; performing the Bach Double with Mathias Tacke in 2017; soloist for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in 2017 and 2018; soloist as part of the Wheaton College Artist Series in 2019. DMD Records recently released her first solo recording in July 2019 of the Vivaldi Four Seasons. She is often requested to participate in vocal groups at FBC Hammond as a violinist and vocalist.

Academy 2020 Videos

Recording Session December 18, 2020

Senior Academy

There are 8 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach A minor Violin Concerto BWV 1041 Movt 1
Soloist – Tabitha Rea

2 Beethoven Piano Quartet in C major, WoO 36 No. 1 Movt 1.
Soloist – Kate Johnston

Expanded for string orchestra

Mozart Symphony No 15 in G Major

3 Movt 1 Allegro
4 Movt 2 Andante
5 Movt 3 Minuet & Trio
6 Movt 4 Presto

7 Mascagni Intermezzo for Cavaliera Rusticana

8 Shostakovich Waltz No. 2

(From Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra)

Junior Academy

There are 3 Videos in this playlist:

1 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3
2 Kuchler Concertino in D Movt. 1
3 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Movt. 3 – Section Principals

Junior Academy Section Principals
Audrianna Hall
Helen Gordeuk
Eva Dalmas
Iselin Byars
Lawrence Hall

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