Four Illinois Students to Present at ASTA

Four Illinois students will give presentations at the American String Teachers Association National Conference in Atlanta in

Trombone Student a Finalist in National Competition

Andrew Danforth (MM 2022; Jazz Trombone Performance) has been named one of 3 finalists in his age division in the National Jazz Trombone Soloist Competition. 

Dai-An Liu appointed Principal Harp of National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador

Dai-An Liu has been appointed Principal Harp of the 

Samantha Lampe

Samantha Lampe receives AMS award for Paper

Samantha Lampe, a second-year Ph.D. student in musicology, won the AR Editions Award for most outstanding student paper presented at the American Musicological Society’s Midwest fall chapter meeting.

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Professor Tsitsaros releases Double CD of Original Compositions

Released October 15 on the Centaur label, this new double CD contains several original compositions representing the compositional output of the last nine years of Professor of Piano Pedagogy Christos Tsitsaros.

Carlos Carrillo

Carlos Carrillo Receives Major Grant From Chamber Music America

Chamber Music America recently announced commissioning awards totaling nearly $1.3 Million in several categories.

Black Chorus presents "Sence You Went Away"

On Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 4pm in the Recital Hall of Smith Memorial Hall, Professor Ollie Watts Davis is presenting a collaborative performance along with several of her School of Music colleagues.

Debra Richtmeyer

Prof. Richtmeyer Publishes Two-Volume Saxophone Method

Illinois Saxophone Professor Debra Richtmeyer has released The Richtmeyer Method for Saxophone Mastery.

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.

Pei Chang

Flutist Peiyao Cheng Wins 2nd Place in International Competition

Peiyao (Pei) Cheng, DMA Flute, recently won 2nd place in the United States' most prestigious and competitive solo flute competition -- the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.