UI Composer Wins Grand Prize in International Competition

Graduate student composer Dennis Reyes is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble Composition Competition. The competition drew submissions from composers from nineteen different countries, including Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Russia, and China.

Pianist Moye Chen Takes Third in International Competition

Illinois doctoral student Moye Chen has won the 3rd Prize in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions.

Ensemble Mise-En to feature Illinois Ties in Brooklyn Concert

The New York-based contemprary music ensemble Mise-En will feature works by composer John Nichols (DMA, 2016) in their upcoming July 15 concert. 

Illinois Vocalists Compete at NATS

Several Illinois voice students recently competed at the annual conference of the National Association for Teachers of Singing, held in Chicago this past weekend. 

Piano Student Chia-Ying Chan Realizes Success in Competitions

Chia-Ying Chan has recently been named a first prize winner of the International Music Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, which includes an opportunity to perform at the Wiener Saal Mozarteum in July.

Meliora Trio wins second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition

The Meliora trio (Jiyeon Choi, clarinet | Yeonwoo Seo, cello | Hana Lim, piano) recently received second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition in Washington DC. The Misbin Chamber competition is presented by LeVine Music Festival and Washington Performing Arts Center.

Concerto Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the annual School of Music Concerto Competition have been announced. Three UI students will be featured soloists with the UI Symphony Orchestra during the 2016-17 academic year. 

Winners:

Alex Malaimare, violin

Yujin Na, piano

Rebecca Wilson, soprano

Illinois Flutists Continue String of Springtime Competition Winnings

Elisa Moles (DMA flute) recently won the San Diego Flute Guild Young Artist Competition.

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