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After receiving the RAMI scholarship in 2001, Jill went on to complete her BA in Music Education from Augustana College and MM in Music Education from NIU. She recently completed her fourteenth year of teaching and currently teaches general music, band, and orchestra at Maria Montessori School in RPS205. Jill is a two time recipient of the RAMI Music Teacher award and was a Golden Apple finalist.
Jill performs regularly on keyboards and vocals with her band Sunset Strip. Sunset Strip is an 80’s tribute band based out of Rockford. Read more.
The RAMI Organization was created for the purpose of awarding music scholarships to deserving young musicians, to provide financial assistance for the study of music to deserving young musicians, and to present and/or sponsor music education programs and events.
Each year the RAMI Organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship, The RAMI Young Artists Music Scholarship, and to honor the local music community. Our premier event is the RAMI Awards Ceremony is held in April each year. The RAMI Awards recognize and celebrate the efforts of groups and individuals who have involvement in the local music community.
The RAMI Organization has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and music education programs to over 50 students.
If you would like to become involved in helping us support our music scholarships, music education programs, and sponsored programs/events contact us at ramicommittee @ ramiawards.com.
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All donations help support RAMI scholarships, music education programs, and RAMI sponsored events.
PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
ramicommittee @ ramiawards.com
Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the standards of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Therefore, any donations to the Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.