Zhen Piao

UI to be represented in Shanghai International Organ Competition

Zhen Piao, an artist diploma organ student of Dana Robinson, has been selected as one of six finalists in the First Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Organ Competition. He will perform in Shanghai, China, for the two final rounds of the competition on September 14-15, 2017.  

Thornton Miller among Fourteen Fulbright Awardees for Illinois

Thornton Miller, PhD Student in Musicology is among fourteen current students and recent alumni who have been awarded Fulbright grants for the coming academic year. 

Thornton will travel to Russia to conduct research and teach. 

Jazz Trombone Ensemble and Competition Finalist, Connor Frederick, perform at International Trombone Festival

This past February, it was announced that the U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble, directed by Professor Jim Pugh, had been selected winners of the Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition, sponsored annually by the International Trombone Association.

MO Abbott

Student Composer Has Work Selected for Performance at International Conference

M.O. Abbott, DMA student in Composition, has had a composition accepted for performance at the International Computer Music Conference in Shanghai.  

Reid Lasley

Reid Lasley to Perform with 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo

Reid Lasley, MM bass trombone student at UIUC, has been invited by Maestro Scott Yoo, to perform at 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, CA this July in a section that i

Jiaqi Zhao

Saxophonist a Prizewinner in International Competition

Congratulations to Jiaqi (Kevin) Zhao for being named "Honorable Mention Prizewinner" (4th Place) at the  5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition held in

Twilight Concert

Twilight Concert

The 107-year Tradition continues with a performance on July 27, 2017 on the Quad. 

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Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine Residency

World renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine visits U of I this summer to perform and teach. 

Christopher Cayari wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Alumnus Christopher Cayari (Ph.D. in Music Education, 2015), is one of two recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Council for Research in Music Education (ODA).

Erin Brooker-Miller wins Des Moines Symphony Principal Harp audition

Erin Brooker-Miller (BM, Class of 2014) joins the Des Moines Symphony this fall for their 80th anniversary season, Music in Motion, after a successful audition for the Principal Harp position.

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