Spring 2021 Guest Lecturer featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

Musical artist, Yuneer Gainz, was recently named a "TuneCore Certified 2021 Hot 50 Independent Artist to Watch' in Rolling Stone magazine.

Dr. Rochelle Sennet releases new CD titled "Bach to Black: Suites for Piano"

Associate Professor of Piano, Dr. Rochelle Sennet, recently recorded a new CD titled Bach to Black: Suites for Piano. The 3-disc recording includes the complete English Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as six suites by five Black composers: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, R.

Illinois Doctoral Candidate Gabriel Piqué Selected for Future of Music Faculty Fellowship

On June 21, 2021, the Cleveland Institute of Music announced the fellows for the 2021 Future of Music Faculty Fellowship Program, a critical step forward in creating a culture of diversity within the music academy and beyond.

Watch Lyric Theatre's Turn of the Screw

Michael Tilley, conductor
Dawn Harris, director

Jeffrey Elem is U of I Student Employee of the Year

Senior Jeffrey Elem (BM, Composition) was selected as the UIUC Student Employee of the Year for his work at Japan House.

Attend the School of Music Convocation

Watch the Spring 2021 School of Music Convocation, streaming on the Illinois Music Youtube Channel.

Maggie Ward

Music Education Students Recognized by National Association

Congratulations to Maggie Ward (junior, BME) for receiving the collegiate National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Professional Achievement Award!

Juri Seo

FAA Legacy Awards Include Three From Music

The Legacy Awards recognize college alumni and friends who have demonstrated courage, curiosity, and passion in their work.

Winners for 2021 incude: 

Juri Seo (DMA ’13 Music), Emerging Legacy Award

Black Chorus

Black Chorus Shares Annual Mom's Day Concert

The University of Illinois Black Chorus proudly shares this video of their Annual Mom's Day Concert.
Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, director

Aubrie Powell named Research Live! Competition Finalist

Aubrie Powell, PhD student in Musicology, is one of twelve finalist from across campus in the Grad Gollege's annual Research Live! Competition. 

Watch the special live event where Illinois graduate students share their remarkable research in three minutes or less.