Noel Wan

Noël Wan wins 2021 Orford Music Award Second Prize

Alumna Noël Wan won Second Prize in the 2021 Orford Music Awards held in Quebec, Canada this August. She also was the semi-finals Audience Award winner. Her program featured her own transcriptions of demanding works by J.S.

Attend the School of Music Convocation

Watch the Spring 2021 School of Music Convocation, streaming on the Illinois Music Youtube Channel.

John Wustman Honored by Students

John Wustman was recently honored by a group of his former students in a very special way.

Alumnus Performs at Inauguration

University of Illinois alum and clarinetist Master Gunnery Sgt. John Mula is a member of the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, which provided music for the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol while seated directly beneath the inaugural platform.

Staying Connected with Sonorities

Sonorities, the annual news magazine of the School of Music community, will hit mailboxes nationwide during the month of December.

School of Music Prominently Featured in Grammy Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards include two alumni and one current student from the UI School of Music.

Alumna Jenny Wong Named Associate Artistic Director of Los Angeles Master Chorale

Jenny Wong (BM Vocal Performance, '09), formerly assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (the resident chorus of Walt Disney Hall), has just been promoted to the newly created position of Associate Artistic Director. 

Harpists Garner Positions

Illinois Harp Studio alumni are garnering teaching positions throughout North America this year, guiding generations of all ages forward now for the future.

Alumnus Named Fulbright Scholar

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently awarded Justin Vickers (DMA '11) a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct research at University of Surrey, Guildford, in the United Kingdom.

Debra Richtmeyer

Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition Features UI Connections

Debra Richtmeyer, Professor of Saxophone, recently served as a juror for the The Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition.

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