Video: 2018 School of Music Convocation

Watch the 2018 School of Music Convocation. Congratulations to all of our Graduates!

Claire Happel

Claire Happel Ashe Awarded P.E.O. Scholar Award

Ms. Happel, DMA student, has been awarded a Scholar Award by the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO).

Cameron May, Photo by Alyssa Tong Photography

Cameron May Picked to Lead Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

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.

Doctoral Student and Faculty Member Among Campus-wide Honorees in Humanities Research

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded its annual Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships and the Ragdale Residential Creative Fellowship.

Anne Kunkle

Saxophonist Anne Kunkle Awarded First Prize in Competition

Congratulations to Anne Kunkle (MM student) for winning First Prize in the Chicago Musicians Club of Women Annual Scholarship Auditions. The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship, Winds Division, is accompanied by a $5000 cash prize.

Reggie Chapman and Jorge Jamil

Two Music Students Recognized for Excellence by Grad College

The School of Music is proud to announce that doctoral students Reginald Chapman (Jazz) and Jamil Jorge (Musicology) will be recognized by the Graduate College at the upcoming Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Excellence ceremony on March 12 for their achievements in research and creative activi

Lishan Xue is Krannert Debut Artist

Lishan Xue has been named the Krannert Debut Artist for 2018. Ms. Xue will present a recital in the Foellinger Great Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM as part of Krannert’s Marquee Sunday Salon Series.

Wilson Poffenberger Advances to Semi-Finals in National Competition

Wilson Poffenberger has advanced to the semi-final live round of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) National Solo Competition to be held in Cincinnati in March. This year there were 148 applicants from the re

Graduate Trumpet Ensemble Selected as Quarter Finalists at the National Trumpet Competition

The U of I trumpet studio is pleased to announce that the graduate trumpet ensemble has been selected to perform as a quarter finalist in the small ensemble division at the National Trumpet Competition.

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