Do you have a favorite word to spell?

What is your favorite word to spell? Cast and crew of the LTI's newest production share theirs in this brief video.

Then, bring yours to the Allerton Music Barn Festival where Lyric Theatre at Illinois presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Player Piano

MPAL to Host Unveiling of Restored Player Piano with Performance and Presentation

The Music and Performing Arts Library (MPAL) will be hosting a special Player Piano Reveal event on Saturday, September 22 from 1-3pm.

Jazz Faculty Featured in New Video

Learn about the faculty behind one of the leading jazz programs in the country.

Hilary Morris in Boudhanath neighborhood

Hilary Brady Morris on Fulbright to Nepal

Hilary Brady Morris has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct ten months of dissertation research in Nepal on the Himalayan lute.

Mana Azimi wins National Anne Adams Award

Harpist Mana Azimi is a 2018 National Anne Adams Award winner. Twenty-four finalists were selected to compete this year with seven forwarded to the grand finals. The biennial national competition was held in May, administered by the American Harp Society  Foundation. Three scholarship awards of $

Rocio Lima

Rocio Lima Wins Principal Flute Position in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil

Rocio Lima was recently appointed Principal Flute with Ecuador's Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil.

Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh Performs With Other Top Trombonists in New Zealand

Jim Pugh, Professor of Jazz Trombone is joining forces with Dr. Irv Wagner and Rodger Fox at the New Zealand School of Music for a series of master classes and performances. 

Chia Ying Chan

Pianist Chia-Ying Chan Releases Debut Album

Illinois alum Chia-Ying Chan has recently released her debut album for solo piano. 

Anthony M. Messina

Anthony M. Messina Joins Illinois Bands Faculty

Dr. Anthony M. Messina joins the School of Music’s Bands faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2018

Announcing Winners of the 20th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission

The University of Illinois School of Music and commission sponsors Jana Mason and Richard Anderson are pleased to announce that composer Zhaoyu Zhang and pianist Lishan Xue have won the Twentieth Annual 21st Century Piano Commission,

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