Christopher Cayari wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Alumnus Christopher Cayari (Ph.D. in Music Education, 2015), is one of two recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Council for Research in Music Education (ODA).

Erin Brooker-Miller wins Des Moines Symphony Principal Harp audition

Erin Brooker-Miller (BM, Class of 2014) joins the Des Moines Symphony this fall for their 80th anniversary season, Music in Motion, after a successful audition for the Principal Harp position.

Fuego Quartet

Fischoff Winners Have Strong Ties To Illinois

Two U of I saxophone alums and one incoming saxophone DMA student are members of the Fuego Saxophone Quartet from Eastman that are Wind Division Gold Medal Winners in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition this past week.

Recording features Jupiter Quartet in new works by Su Lian Tan

"Revelations" is a new recording on the Arsis label featuring music by flutist and composer Su Lian Tan. 

Life in Wayang, composed for and premiered by the Takács Quartet in 2003, is inspired by the shadow puppets of Indonesia.

Mickey Chien

Mickey Chien wins 1st Prize in Regional Competition

DMA candidate Mickey Chien has won 1st prize in the 14th Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, held at Edwardsville, IL, April 22nd.

Competitors came from several other major schools of music located across the midwest. 

School of Music Convocation Speaker Announced

School of Music alumnus Mark Rabideau will deliver the School’s convocation address on May 14, in the ceremony that begins at 5:30pm in Smith Memorial Hall. 

KORO Quartet

Grad Quartet Wins First Prize in NY Competition

The KORO Quartet recently received First Place recognition in the New York Artists International Competition, 5th Edition.

Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance

Members of musicology faculty and alumni will give an American Musicological Society Public Lecture, titled “Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance,” at the Library of Congress on May 18th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Andrew Rodriguez

Two Grad Students Awarded Campus Travel Grants

Two School of Music graduate students have won competitive travel grants from the Graduate College:  Jonathan Smith (Musicology) won a Dissertation Travel Grant for his research, "Sacred Harp, Space, and the Imaginary"; Andrew Rodriguez (Composition) won a Master’s Travel Grant to work with the L

The School of Music Remembers Westley Banks

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the School of Music lost Westley Banks, a beloved and integral member of our music community.

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