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.  

Donna Buchanan

Donna Buchanan Awarded NEH Fellowship

Ethnomusicology professor Donna A Buchanan has received a 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor Fellowship for her project “Bells in the Music and Culture of Bulgaria.” The award will support the preparation of Buchanan’s new book, The Girl in the Bell: Audi

Graduate Application Deadline Extended

The application deadline for graduate programs has been extended to January 1 (Exception: applications for Classical Saxophone remain closed.). More information about the graduate application process can be found here.

Featured Faculty at Midwest Clinic

Several School of Music faculty will be featured in the 71st Midwest Clinic, to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Lyric Theatre Poster

From Prince Igor to Black Square

The capstone event of the REEEC symposium 10 Days That Shook the World is the Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ production

Lishan Xue

Lishan Xue Wins International Competition

Lishan Xue, DMA student in piano performance and literature, was awarded 1st Place in the Piano Division of the 2017 New York Artists International Competition.

Long Roll Album Art

U of I Percussion Ensemble Featured in New Recording

The Percussion Studio of the U of I is featured in a new release on the Albany label. 

College of Business

Four From Music Selected for New College of Business iMBA Specialization

The College of Business is teaming up with the College of Fine and Applied Arts in a new program which makes the online iMBA available to a limited number of FAA students. 

Anabru Sax Quartet

U of I Saxophonists Advance to Regional Competition

Several saxophonists from the School of Music competed successfully at the Illinois Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) competitions held at Bradley University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. 

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