Lillia Woolschlager

Faculty: Piano


Master of Music – Oboe Performance, DePaul University


As a freelance musician and teaching artist, Lillia has played with various groups including Northbrook Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Oistrakh Symphony, 5th Wave Collective, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has performed with Chicago’s Classical Music Chicago Foundation as part of the Rush Hour concert series, collaborating with world-renowned oboist Alex Klein, as well as the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series with many outstanding musicians. She is an accomplished collaborative pianist, accompanying local university students and professional musicians throughout the city.

Favorite Musicians:

James Taylor


To me, the importance of music education is weighed mostly in the creative and expressive development of every student. All of the skills gained in learning how to make music are part of the process that gives each student a toolbox of elements to use to express their emotions, paint a picture, or portray an atmosphere to any listener. Merit is particularly special because of the support and camaraderie in it’s teachers, students, and staff!