Mana Azimi wins National Anne Adams Award

Harpist Mana Azimi is a 2018 National Anne Adams Award winner. Twenty-four finalists were selected to compete this year with seven forwarded to the grand finals. The biennial national competition was held in May, administered by the American Harp Society  Foundation. Three scholarship awards of $

Rocio Lima

Rocio Lima Wins Principal Flute Position in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil

Rocio Lima was recently appointed Principal Flute with Ecuador's Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil.

Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh Performs With Other Top Trombonists in New Zealand

Jim Pugh, Professor of Jazz Trombone is joining forces with Dr. Irv Wagner and Rodger Fox at the New Zealand School of Music for a series of master classes and performances. 

Chia Ying Chan

Pianist Chia-Ying Chan Releases Debut Album

Illinois alum Chia-Ying Chan has recently released her debut album for solo piano. 

Anthony M. Messina

Anthony M. Messina Joins Illinois Bands Faculty

Dr. Anthony M. Messina joins the School of Music’s Bands faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2018

Announcing Winners of the 20th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission

The University of Illinois School of Music and commission sponsors Jana Mason and Richard Anderson are pleased to announce that composer Zhaoyu Zhang and pianist Lishan Xue have won the Twentieth Annual 21st Century Piano Commission,

Jennifer Kempe

Jennifer Kempe Wins Position With U.S. Army Field Band

Jennifer Kempe, an alumnae of the University of Illinois Horn Studio, has won a position with the U.S. Army Field Band following an audition this past February.

Ben Johnston

Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a prestigious honor society consisting of the premier architects, artists, composers, and writers from across the country.

Kyle Shaw

Kyle Shaw Appointed Professor of Music Theory and Composition at California State University

Kyle Shaw (MM '15, DMA '18) has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at California State University at Bakersfield, beginning in August 2018.

Will Porter

Dr. Will Porter Appointed Professor at Eastern Illinois University

Former U of I student Dr. Will Porter has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trombone at Eastern Illinois University beginning in the fall of 2018. 

Dr. Porter was a member of the Illinois Trombone Studio as an exchange student, and was a student of Professor Elliot Chasanov. 

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