Beethoven House Interior

Illinois Plays Major Role in New Beethoven Museum in Vienna

Vienna's new Beethoven Museum doesn't formally open until November 22, but interested music lovers can get a sneak preview by attending a kick-off event in Chicago this week. 

Rick Taube and Paris Smaragdis

Illinois School of Music Announces New Degree Program in Computer Science and Music (CS + Music)

The University of Illinois School of Music announces a new undergraduate degree program that combines the study of music and computer science in a Bachelor of Science in Music degree.

Experimental Music Studio


"Music is universal, but computing music—that is, composing pieces via computation rather than human input alone—is kind of an Illinois thing."

Kevin Rhodes

Alumnus Kevin Rhodes - "International Maestro of Mystery"

Take Magazine, an arts and culture publication serving New England, profiles UI Alumnus and International Maestro of Mystery.

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Photo: John Robert Williams

Dean Westman

Alumnus Dean Westman Elected to BOA Hall of Fame

Dean Westman is Performing Arts Department Chair and Director of Orchestras at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana.

Get to know us at the School of Music Open House

The School of Music will soon welcome prospective undergraduate students from across the country to campus for the annual Open House on October 26, 2017.

Lucas Smith

Composition Student Commissioned by Choral Composer/Conductor Collective

Lucas Marshall Smith, DMA student in Composition, has been selected by the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) of New York to compose a new work for chorus. 

Allerton Barn Music Festival Features Broadway and Be-Bop

A fall tradition, the 2017 Allerton Music Barn Festival features the UI jazz faculty in a centenary tribute to Be-Bop pioneer Dizzy Gilespie and two performances of the Broadway musical [title of show]. 

DoCha 2017: Bottesini's Gran Duo Concertante

Michael Cameron and Stefan Milenkovich perform with Camerata Illinois during the DoCha festival 2017.

Orpheum Theater, Champaign, Illinois.


Winners Announced in Sinfonia da Camera's Concerto Competition

Two current students and a member of the High School Chamber Music Academy were selected to perform with Sinfonia da Camera.