Zhen Piao

UI to be represented in Shanghai International Organ Competition

Zhen Piao, an artist diploma organ student of Dana Robinson, has been selected as one of six finalists in the First Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Organ Competition. He will perform in Shanghai, China, for the two final rounds of the competition on September 14-15, 2017.  

Thornton Miller among Fourteen Fulbright Awardees for Illinois

Thornton Miller, PhD Student in Musicology is among fourteen current students and recent alumni who have been awarded Fulbright grants for the coming academic year. 

Thornton will travel to Russia to conduct research and teach. 

Jazz Trombone Ensemble and Competition Finalist, Connor Frederick, perform at International Trombone Festival

This past February, it was announced that the U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble, directed by Professor Jim Pugh, had been selected winners of the Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition, sponsored annually by the International Trombone Association.

MO Abbott

Student Composer Has Work Selected for Performance at International Conference

M.O. Abbott, DMA student in Composition, has had a composition accepted for performance at the International Computer Music Conference in Shanghai.  

Reid Lasley

Reid Lasley to Perform with 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo

Reid Lasley, MM bass trombone student at UIUC, has been invited by Maestro Scott Yoo, to perform at 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, CA this July in a section that i

Jiaqi Zhao

Saxophonist a Prizewinner in International Competition

Congratulations to Jiaqi (Kevin) Zhao for being named "Honorable Mention Prizewinner" (4th Place) at the  5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition held in

Fuego Quartet

Fischoff Winners Have Strong Ties To Illinois

Two U of I saxophone alums and one incoming saxophone DMA student are members of the Fuego Saxophone Quartet from Eastman that are Wind Division Gold Medal Winners in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition this past week.

Mickey Chien

Mickey Chien wins 1st Prize in Regional Competition

DMA candidate Mickey Chien has won 1st prize in the 14th Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, held at Edwardsville, IL, April 22nd.

Competitors came from several other major schools of music located across the midwest. 

KORO Quartet

Grad Quartet Wins First Prize in NY Competition

The KORO Quartet recently received First Place recognition in the New York Artists International Competition, 5th Edition.

Andrew Rodriguez

Two Grad Students Awarded Campus Travel Grants

Two School of Music graduate students have won competitive travel grants from the Graduate College:  Jonathan Smith (Musicology) won a Dissertation Travel Grant for his research, "Sacred Harp, Space, and the Imaginary"; Andrew Rodriguez (Composition) won a Master’s Travel Grant to work with the L

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