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?

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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.

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

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