Jennifer Kempe

Jennifer Kempe Wins Position With U.S. Army Field Band

Jennifer Kempe, an alumnae of the University of Illinois Horn Studio, has won a position with the U.S. Army Field Band following an audition this past February.

Video: 2018 School of Music Convocation

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

Ethan Scholl

Alumni Ethan Scholl Wins Audition for the United States Army Band

University of Illinois alumnus Ethan Scholl (MM '16) has recently auditioned for and won a position as bass trombonist in the United States Army Ceremonial Band in Washington DC.

Sheila Johnson

Distinguished Music Alumna Sheila Johnson to Receive Honorary Degree

The School of Music’s petition to recognize entrepreneur, film producer, and philanthropist Sheila Johnson (B.S. Music Education, 1970) with an honorary degree has been approved by the campus Academic Senate and awaits final approval by the Board of Trustees.  

Chen-yu Huang

Chen-Yu Huang appointed Principal Harp of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Chen-Yu Huang (DMA 2014) has been appointed principal harpist with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, following a three-round audition in September.

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.

Zhen Piao

Zhen Piao Wins 2nd Place in International Organ Competition

Zhen Piao (AD in organ, 2017, and MM in piano) has won 2nd prize in the Shanghai International Organ Competition. The Competition took place September 14-15, 2017 at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

Natalie Teodori

Harpists take on Teaching Positions

Harpists are making it happen now and for the future. 

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