Jazz Trombone Ensemble 2017

Jazz Trombone Ensemble Wins 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition

The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble has just been named the winner of the 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition.  This prestigious and coveted Award is given annually by the American Trombone Workshop, sponsored by the US Army “Pershing’s Own” Band.

Connor Frederick

Connor Frederick a Finalist in National Solo Jazz Trombone Competition

Connor Frederick (BM Jazz Trombone, Class of 2018) has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Solo Jazz Trombone  competition. This competition is held annually at the American Trombone Workshop, sponsored by the US Army “Pershing’s Own” Band.

Prof Ronald Romm

Prof. Romm at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory International Competition

Professor of Trumpet Ronald Romm has just returned from Russia where he was adjudicating at the 8th Moscow Conservatory International Competition, sponsored by the Peter Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory.


On Christmas Eve CBS Television will present “Listen: A Celebration of Christmas at Berea College.” This event will spotlight the Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center and the Berea College Music Department.

two musicology students


Congratulations to musicology students Tara Hatfield and Thornton Miller, winners of recent Graduate College research travel competitions!

Dennis Reyes

U of I Composer Awarded Honorable Mention at International Competition

Graduate composer Dennis Reyes was awarded honorable mention at the Viseu Rural 2.0 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art. Dennis’ electroacoustic piece, Superposition Phenomenon,

Mus Ed in China

Music Education Faculty Present at Symposium in China

Music education faculty Janet Revell Barrett, Adam Kruse, and Jeananne Nichols were invited to present at a symposium on university music education in China sponsored by Xiamen University

Lishan Xue, pianist

Lishan Xue wins First Prize in Los Angeles Liszt International Piano Competition

Pianist Lishan Xue, doctoral student of Prof. William Heiles, has won first prize in her age division in the 2016 Los Angeles International Piano Competition.

U of I Represented at Electronic Music Midwest

University of Illinois composers were featured at an all University of Illinois concert at opening of Electronic Music Midwest hosted by Lewis University on October 13 through 15, 2016.   Pictured here are: Prof.

Elizabeth Peterson Publishes New Book

The Music Director’s Later Years: Reflection with Wisdom by Elizabeth Peterson will be released by Meredith Music Publications in November 2016.