Encouragement and Community through Music: Professor Chip McNeill

Chip McNeill shares a message of support to the SOM community, featuring a performance with Chip Stephens on piano. 

Encouragement and Community through Music : Professor Tito Carrillo

Isfahan - by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington

Tito Carrillo, trumpet
Larry Gray, guitar
Emma Taylor, double bass
Kurt Reeder, piano

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Encouragement and Community through Music : Professor Timothy Ehlen

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 “Heroic” by Frédéric Chopin as performed by Prof. Timothy Ehlen.

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Within My Soul album cover

Chamber Singers and William Moersch Collaborate on New Recording

The U of I Chamber Singers, directed by Prof. Andrew Megill, recorded a new work by composer Akemi Naito for marimba and chorus. "Five Waka Poems by Siagyo" features Prof.

Encouragement and Community through Music: Professor Casey Robards

A message from professor Casey Robards and members of her Music Literature class.

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Bach Legacy Cover

Charlotte Mattax Moersch Releases New Recording

Charlotte Mattax Moersch, Professor of Harpsichord, has released a new album of music by J.S. Bach.

Encouragement and Community through Music with Dr. Ollie Watts Davis

A musical offering from Professors Ollie Watts Davis, soprano, and Casey Robards, piano. 


An die Musik, Franz Schubert
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, Arr. Margaret Bonds

Remembering Nicholas Temperley

Dear friends,

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Professor Emeritus Nicholas Temperley has died. This is a tremendous loss to both the School of Music and the field of musicology.

Joseph Herl

Joseph Herl Appointed Associate Director of the Hymn Tune Index

Joseph Herl, professor of music at Concordia University, Nebraska, has been appointed research professor and associate director of the Hymn Tune Index, and will eventually succeed Nicholas Temperley as director, while continuing to reside in Nebraska.

Versa Quartet

UI Grad Sax Quartet Advances to Finals in Fischoff

The Versa Quartet is one of 12 ensembles in the Senior Winds division selected to move on in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. This year there were 130 ensembles that applied, representing 16 nationalities.