Addison Trail provides students with clinics led by professional musicians through Young People’s Music Initiative Grant

At Addison Trail, there is a legacy and a tradition of excellence in the school’s Music Department.

To help ensure that level of success continues, the school annually receives the Young People’s Music Initiative Grant, which is a $3,000 donation from the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation. Through this initiative, critical support is provided to schools throughout DuPage County to help foster within students a love and appreciation for music.

This year, Addison Trail used the grant money to provide students with small and large group instruction from professional musicians. Band and orchestra members attended masterclasses focused on performance techniques, practice skills and ensemble preparation. This year’s clinicians were:

  • Carlyn Lloyd: Flute
  • Robert Blazek: Clarinet and saxophone
  • Matt Lee: Trumpet
  • Josh Wirt: Low brass
  • Kathryn Krajewski: Violin/viola (pictured, working with the Addison Trail Symphony Orchestra)
  • Allie Chambers: Cello
  • Andrew Moreno: Double bass (pictured, working with the Addison Trail Symphony Orchestra)

About the JCS Fund
The mission of the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of DuPage Foundation (JCS Fund) is to support instrumental music, cultural, health, educational, artistic and other charitable organizations serving the needs of residents of DuPage County. The JCS Fund is particularly interested in programs that provide long-term benefits. 

About the DuPage Foundation
The mission of the DuPage Foundation is to foster philanthropy, connect donors to area needs and build community partnerships. For more information, go to