The Mrozinski Family -
Levonne, Emma, Benjamin, Mark
Levonne Mrozinski, NCTM, comes from a family of educators. Her mother, Helen, taught elementary school for 27 years. Her older sister, Fran, taught high school biology, anatomy, and physiology for 31. Her middle sister, Charlene, is currently in her 33rd year of teaching elementary school.
Wanting to be different, Levonne chose to study music in college, focusing on piano performance. By the time of entering graduate school, she realized that teaching is an important part of a career in music.
Levonne has taught at Harper College since 1989. She has taught class piano, music appreciation and credit piano lessons. Additionally, she has class and private piano through the Community Music Center. Since 2009, she has developed a successful recreational music making program through the college’s Life Long Learning Institute.
Levonne has been active in the Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association since 1989. She was president of the Northwest Suburban chapter from 2008-2010. For NWSMTA, she has also served as first vice-president and program chair and co-chair of the Awards Competition committee. Beginning in 2010 she is a co-chair of the AIM Performance committee.
She has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. She has also done post-graduate work at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana.
Levonne has an independent piano studio in Arlington Heights, IL. Mrs. Mrozinski is married to Mark Mrozinski, vice president of workforce development and executive dean of community education at Harper College and co-author of Celebrate Piano!, a beginning piano method. Mark and Levonne have two children, Benjamin, 22, serving in the United States Marine Corp and Emma, 19, a sophomore in college.
Levonne enjoys cooking and running. She has completed three marathons, three half marathons, five Soldier Field 10-mile events, and too many 5K’s to count!
Mark received a Bachelor of Music degree from Wilkes University and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both in Piano Performance. Mark Mrozinski is Director of Programming for Continuing Education at Harper and is the former program coordinator of the Harper Music Academy. Mark is past president of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association, and currently hold the office of President of the East Central Division of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). He is also President Elect of ICCET (Illinois Council of Continuing Education and Training) In addition to teaching , Mark is an active clinician, adjudicator and composer. He has collaborated with Cathy Albergo and Mitzi Kolar on Celebrate Piano!, a comprehensive piano method for the average-age beginner. His works are published exclusively by the Frederick Harris Music Company, Toronto.