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.

Fuego Quartet

Fischoff Winners Have Strong Ties To Illinois

Two U of I saxophone alums and one incoming saxophone DMA student are members of the Fuego Saxophone Quartet from Eastman that are Wind Division Gold Medal Winners in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition this past week.

Recording features Jupiter Quartet in new works by Su Lian Tan

"Revelations" is a new recording on the Arsis label featuring music by flutist and composer Su Lian Tan. 

Life in Wayang, composed for and premiered by the Takács Quartet in 2003, is inspired by the shadow puppets of Indonesia.

Mickey Chien

Mickey Chien wins 1st Prize in Regional Competition

DMA candidate Mickey Chien has won 1st prize in the 14th Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, held at Edwardsville, IL, April 22nd.

Competitors came from several other major schools of music located across the midwest. 

School of Music Convocation Speaker Announced

School of Music alumnus Mark Rabideau will deliver the School’s convocation address on May 14, in the ceremony that begins at 5:30pm in Smith Memorial Hall. 

Bradley Martinez (DMA Candidate) wins position with The US Army Band, Ft Sill, OK

Bradley Martinez (DMA Candidate) wins position with The US Army Band, Ft Sill, OK. After attending basic training and specialty training at the Army School of Music, he started his position in 2021.