Joseph Herl, professor of music at Concordia University, Nebraska, has been appointed research professor and associate director of the Hymn Tune Index, and will eventually succeed Nicholas Temperley as director, while continuing to reside in Nebraska.
The Versa Quartet is one of 12 ensembles in the Senior Winds division selected to move on in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. This year there were 130 ensembles that applied, representing 16 nationalities.
The Versa Quartet (UI Graduate Saxophone Quartet) has won First Prize in the quartet competition at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Quartet Competition in Tempe, AZ, held March 4-9, 2020.
A huge THANK YOU to the MI Community! The Marching Illini raised over $37,000 in a one-day fundraising campaign; March Forth on March 4th.
Members the UI Chamber Singers, Oratorio Society, and Varsity Men's Glee Club will join the Montreal Symphony for an historic performance at Carnegie Hall in March. Performing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13.
The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble (JTE), directed by Professor Jim Pugh, has once again won the prestigious American Trombone Workshop’s National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. This is the fifth time they have been so honored (2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020), and along with win
Nathan Gunn, Professor of Voice, was invested on January 27, 2020 as the newest Swanlund Professor. Along with the Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chairs, the Swanlund Endowed Chairs are among the highest honors for professors on the U of I campus.