Former U of I student Dr. Will Porter has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trombone at Eastern Illinois University beginning in the fall of 2018.
Dr. Porter was a member of the Illinois Trombone Studio as an exchange student, and was a student of Professor Elliot Chasanov.
Professor Donald Schleicher has been appointed the new Daniel J. Perrino Chair in Music. He joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1995 and has since led the Orchestra Division and conducted the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (UISO).
Congratulations to Music Technology students Marcelo Champion and Adam Choi who placed second and third in the #SampleFlipFriday Competition on April 6th!
University of Illinois alumni Nicole Roman has received first place at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Solo Competition. The competition was held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music on March 7th and 8th.
University of Illinois alumnus Ethan Scholl (MM '16) has recently auditioned for and won a position as bass trombonist in the United States Army Ceremonial Band in Washington DC.
Cameron May, MM 2018, has been appointed to lead the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO), Washington, beginning with the 2018-19 season. In his new position, Mr. May will serve as Music Director and Conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra.
Michael Silvers, Assistant Professor of Music, and musicology graduate student Tara Hatfield have won a Humanities Without Walls grant for their project "Field to Media: Applied Musicology for a Changing Climate."