Connor Frederick in Competition

Connor Frederick wins National Jazz Trombone Competition

Connor Frederick (Jazz Trombone Performance, Class of 2018) has won the National Jazz Trombone Soloist Division 1 Competition, sponsored by the US Army Band and the American Trombone Workshop. He competed in a live 'play-off' with 2 other finalists.

The School of Music Remembers Willie T. Summerville

The School of Music community is saddened to hear of the loss of Willie T. Summerville. He has been a much beloved leader in the local community and its musical culture.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of NPR’s Performance Today and Professor Jim Pugh’s Theme music

On January 5, 2017, the NPR show Performance Today celebrated the 30th Anniversary of it’s initial broadcast. To mark this milestone date in the program’s history they broadcast a conversation between current host, Fred Child, producer Wes Horner and PT Theme composer Jim Pugh. Prof.

Black Chorus Celebrates the Sesquicentennial with “Feel the Warmth”

The U of I Black Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, invites you to "Feel the Warmth" as the University of Illinois celebrates our Sesquicentennial.

U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble and Connor Frederick DO IT AGAIN!!!

Following hot on the heels of winning of the 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition (sponsored by the American Trombone Workshop and the US Army Band, Ft.

Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe



Presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Illinois School of Music

Dr. Connie McKoy

Culturally Responsive Teaching - Workshop and Roundtable Series

Dr. Constance McKoy, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Greensboro

This series offers 8 Professional Development Hours.

Yunji Shim

Yunji Shim - Krannert Debut Artist

Yunji Shim is the Krannert Debut Artist for 2017.

Erin Gee Photo

Erin Gee one of Kronos' Fifty for the Future

Erin Gee, Assistant Professor of Composition, has been named one of Fifty for the Future as part of the Kronos Quartet's latest commisioning project.