William Eddins

School of Music Welcomes Professor William Eddins

The School of Music is thrilled to announce the appointment of William Eddins as Visiting Director of Orchestras and Conductor of the UI Symphony Orchestra for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Stephen Andrew Taylor

Illinois composer's new work, performed by the Jupiter String Quartet, depicts pandemic experience

By Jodi Heckel, UI News Bureau

Illinois music professor Stephen Andrew Taylor writes music that represents scientific data, including the structures of some coronavirus proteins.


Illinois Alum Wins Grammy!

The Experiential Orchestra, conducted by James Blachly (MM Orchestra Conducting, 2013), has earned its first Grammy award. The EXO's recording of 

Justin Balcor

Musicology Student Granted Fellowship to Conduct Research in Republic of Georgia

Justin Balcor, PhD student in Musicology, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program to conduct up to nine months of research on the gendered relationships between sports, music, and musical instruments in the Republic of Georgi

Presenting "Illini Stories"

What is it like to be a student at the University of Illinois School of Music?

MI Piccolo Player

Helping the Marching Illini March Forth on March 4th!

This year's March 4th campaign to support the Marching Illini quickly surpassed goals to reach 515 gifts totaling $62,714. 

An anonymous donor offered a March Forth Challenge Grant of $3000 for reaching the initial goal of $37,000.

Flutist Wins National Competition

Peiyao (Pei) Cheng, DMA Flute, recently won the Flute Society of Washington's Mid-Atlantic Young Artist Competition.

NEH Grant to support Artificial Intelligence for Jazz Research in Digital Age

Gabriel Solis, Professor of Musicology, and Adriana Cuervo, Head Archivist at the Rutgers-Newark Institute of Jazz Studies, will le

John Wustman Honored by Students

John Wustman was recently honored by a group of his former students in a very special way.