Versa Quartet

UPDATE: UI Grad Sax Quartet Wins NASA Competition

The Versa Quartet (UI Graduate Saxophone Quartet) has won First Prize in the quartet competition at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Quartet Competition in Tempe, AZ, held March 4-9, 2020.

Jazz Trombone Ensemble Wins Premier National Competition

The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble (JTE), directed by Professor Jim Pugh, has once again won the prestigious American Trombone Workshop’s National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. This is the fifth time they have been so honored (2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020), and along with win

Olivia Byrd and Sarah Wigley

LTI Makes a Splash in NYC

Students and faculty recently showcased their talents at the eighth annual Prototype Festival in New York.

Dani Nutting

Dani Nutting Awarded Fulbright

Dani Nutting, DMA student in Flute Performance, is one of thirteen Illinois students and recent alumni who have accepted Fulbright Awards for study this fall. 

2019 School of Music Convocation - Full Video

Watch the complete School of Music Convocation from Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Khroma Quartet are Silver Medalists at Fischoff!

The Khroma Saxophone Quartet have won second place in the Senior Division-Winds/Brass at the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Singers from Illinois

UI Students Sweep in Vocal Competition

University of Illinois students swept the recent competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Chicago Chapter, the second largest in the nation!

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Elara Quartet

Quartets Coached by Members of Kronos

The Elara Quartet, consisting of UI music majors, and the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra Honors Quartet were recently treated to a master class by members of the renowned Kronos Quartet. 

Thereza Lituma and Emma Olson

Smith Competition Winners Announced

Thereza Lituma and Emma Olson are the 2019 winners of the Thomas J. Smith Scholarship in Music Competition.

Several Voice Students

Singers Advance in National Competition

Seven U of I vocalists advanced in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Regional Semifinals; 2 will continue to the National Finals.

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