Rocio Lima Guaman chosen to participate in the Global Leaders Program

Rocio Lima Guaman, a DMA student in Flute Performance, will be participating in the Global Leaders Program (Youth Orchestras of America) during 2016-17. 

Christopher Buchanan, US Navy Photo

Spotlight on Musician 1st Class Christopher Buchanan

School of Music alumnus and Musician 1st Class Christopher Buchanan, a trumpeter and arranger with the US Navy Band in Washington, DC, is profiled in the Sept/Oct Issue of Fanfare.

New Album by Recent Grad Featured in Gramophone

Ian Gindes (DMA, 2011) has recently released a CD of American music entitled "American Visions." It had already received notice in the local media and is featured in the 

UI Composer Wins Grand Prize in International Competition

Graduate student composer Dennis Reyes is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble Composition Competition. The competition drew submissions from composers from nineteen different countries, including Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Russia, and China.

Tammie Walker Named Director of School of Music at WIU

Tammie Walker has been named Director of the School of Music at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She holds both a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois. 

Pianist Moye Chen Takes Third in International Competition

Illinois doctoral student Moye Chen has won the 3rd Prize in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions.

Erin Gee Commission a Highlight at Tanglewood

One year ago, composer Erin Gee was approached by Steven Stucky to provide a new work for the 2016 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood. 

Megill Brings Timely ‘American Tune’ to Carmel Bach Festival

Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Andrew Megill recently made “waves" at the Carmel Bach Festival (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California), where he served as the associate conductor.

Recording by Prof Charlotte Mattax Moersch Receives Critical Acclaim

Charlotte Mattax Moersch’s newest recording explores harpsichord music by French composer, Jean Henry D’Anglebert. Pièces de clavecin, was recorded by Charlotte Mattax Moersch on the Centaur label and released in 2015.

Ensemble Mise-En to feature Illinois Ties in Brooklyn Concert

The New York-based contemprary music ensemble Mise-En will feature works by composer John Nichols (DMA, 2016) in their upcoming July 15 concert.