Remembering Benjamin B. Johnston
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing yesterday of composer and Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston, who taught in the School of Music from 1951 to 1986. He also earned an honorary doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1990. Recently, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Below is an obituary courtesy of his assistant Mike Mitchell. A fuller memorial will appear in the next Sonorities.
Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a prestigious honor society consisting of the premier architects, artists, composers, and writers from across the country.
Ian Hobson Among NYT Top YouTube Picks For The Week
Ian Hobson's performance of Robert Chumbley’s “Three Etudes (by any other name…),” recorded in Merkin Hall in New York in 2016, is a top pick of the week for the New York Times.
Read the entire list in the New York Times online.
Scott Wyatt to receive 2018 SEAMUS Award
The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) will present its highest honor, the 2018 SEAMUS Award, to Professor Emeritus Scott A. Wyatt at the SEAMUS National Conference in March. At U of I, Wyatt taught and championed electronic/computer music for more than four decades, serving as Director of the Experimental Music Studios until 2016.