Noelle Klima, Troy Middle School eighth-grader has won a concerto competition to perform as the featured soloist with the Joliet Symphony Orchestra, which is a community orchestra sponsored by the University of St. Francis, in November.
Noelle, who plays flute, was also recently named to the ILMEA Junior Music Festival, in which she has participated for three years in a row.
She has also been a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past two years.
Noelle has been guided by Troy Community School District 30-Cb and directors Jennifer Carlton and William Goetz at William B. Orenic Intermediate School and Troy Middle School, beginning with band in fifth grade.
Noelle has also received many top awards at solo and ensemble competitions and was principal flute at the Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University.She also performs with La Banda Siciliana di Chicago.