Graduate Trombonist Joins Army Band

Bradley Martinez (DMA-in progress) recently joined the US Army Band at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Alumnus Performs at Inauguration

University of Illinois alum and clarinetist Master Gunnery Sgt. John Mula is a member of the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, which provided music for the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol while seated directly beneath the inaugural platform.

Staying Connected with Sonorities

Sonorities, the annual news magazine of the School of Music community, will hit mailboxes nationwide during the month of December.

WILL-TV to feature Black Chorus and Dr. Ollie Watts Davis in new Episode of The American Portrait

Tune into WILL-TV on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7 PM to see our very own Professor Ollie Watts Davis and the University of Illinois Black Chorus featured on American

Annual Carol Concert Closes the Semester

Join the choirs of the University of Illinois as we bid the fall semester farewell with our annual Carol Concert. 

Vocalists Earn Prizes at Central Regional NATS Competition

Twenty singers from the School of Music competed and earned awards in the Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (CRNATS). In total, over 1,200 vocalists representing schools of music from Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, competed online on October 31 and November 1.

School of Music Prominently Featured in Grammy Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards include two alumni and one current student from the UI School of Music.

Jack Ranney

Remembering Jack Ranney

Jack served on the faculty and staff of the University of Illinois School of Music in many roles throughout his tenure beginning in 1980 until his retirement in 2005.

Dean Sanders

Remembering Dean Sanders

Dean Sanders, who passed away at the age of 91 on October 20, was a member of the piano faculty of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 1957 to 1991, serving for most of that period as Chair of the Piano Division.  He studied with two of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Ru