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. 

Illinois Vocalists Compete at NATS

Several Illinois voice students recently competed at the annual conference of the National Association for Teachers of Singing, held in Chicago this past weekend. 

Piano Student Chia-Ying Chan Realizes Success in Competitions

Chia-Ying Chan has recently been named a first prize winner of the International Music Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, which includes an opportunity to perform at the Wiener Saal Mozarteum in July.

Melody Chua among UI Fulbright Grant Recipients

Melody Chua, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, will pursue a master’s degree in flute performance at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland.

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Tomeka Reid (DMA, Jazz Cello '16) noted in Chicago Tribune

Cellist Tomeka Reid [leads a] " one-of-a-kind string ensemble in creating sounds of a sort no one had ever encountered."

Read the whole story by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. 

Prof. Ollie Watts Davis to give Keynote at Black Music Month Celebration in Chicago

Prof. Ollie Watts Davis will be honored with the Vivian G. Harsh Society honors on June 25 as part of the 18th annual event in Chicago. 

Read the complete story in the Chicago Tribune.