Jason Moran

Illinois music school, Krannert Center celebrating Thelonious Monk

by Jodi Heckel, UI News Bureau

The University of Illinois School of Music and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birth by staging performances of Monk’s music and looking at his impact through a graduate seminar.

Chen-yu Huang

Chen-Yu Huang appointed Principal Harp of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Chen-Yu Huang (DMA 2014) has been appointed principal harpist with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, following a three-round audition in September.

Dongryul Lee a Finalist in International Composition Competition

Doctoral composition student Dongryul Lee is a finalist in the 3rd International Com

Beethoven House Interior

Illinois Plays Major Role in New Beethoven Museum in Vienna

Vienna's new Beethoven Museum doesn't formally open until November 22, but interested music lovers can get a sneak preview by attending a kick-off event in Chicago this week. 

Rick Taube and Paris Smaragdis

Illinois School of Music Announces New Degree Program in Computer Science and Music (CS + Music)

The University of Illinois School of Music announces a new undergraduate degree program that combines the study of music and computer science in a Bachelor of Science in Music degree.

Experimental Music Studio


"Music is universal, but computing music—that is, composing pieces via computation rather than human input alone—is kind of an Illinois thing."

Kevin Rhodes

Alumnus Kevin Rhodes - "International Maestro of Mystery"

Take Magazine, an arts and culture publication serving New England, profiles UI Alumnus and International Maestro of Mystery.

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Photo: John Robert Williams

Dean Westman

Alumnus Dean Westman Elected to BOA Hall of Fame

Dean Westman is Performing Arts Department Chair and Director of Orchestras at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana.

Lucas Smith

Composition Student Commissioned by Choral Composer/Conductor Collective

Lucas Marshall Smith, DMA student in Composition, has been selected by the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) of New York to compose a new work for chorus. 

Allerton Barn Music Festival Features Broadway and Be-Bop

A fall tradition, the 2017 Allerton Music Barn Festival features the UI jazz faculty in a centenary tribute to Be-Bop pioneer Dizzy Gilespie and two performances of the Broadway musical [title of show].