Noel Wan

Noël Wan wins 2021 Orford Music Award Second Prize

Alumna Noël Wan won Second Prize in the 2021 Orford Music Awards held in Quebec, Canada this August. She also was the semi-finals Audience Award winner. Her program featured her own transcriptions of demanding works by J.S.

Pei Chang

Flutist Peiyao Cheng Wins 2nd Place in International Competition

Peiyao (Pei) Cheng, DMA Flute, recently won 2nd place in the United States' most prestigious and competitive solo flute competition -- the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.

2021 Guild Inductees Named

The College of Fine and Applied Arts is pleased to announce our 2021 Guild inductees.

World Premiere of "Illini Anthem"

A new and exciting collaboration is gaining traction on campus and in the community: Professor Lamont Holden and Jarrell Young wrote a track titled "Illini Anthem" and it is quickly gaining a huge following.

Spring 2021 Guest Lecturer featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

Musical artist, Yuneer Gainz, was recently named a "TuneCore Certified 2021 Hot 50 Independent Artist to Watch' in Rolling Stone magazine.

Dr. Rochelle Sennet releases new CD titled "Bach to Black: Suites for Piano"

Associate Professor of Piano, Dr. Rochelle Sennet, recently recorded a new CD titled Bach to Black: Suites for Piano. The 3-disc recording includes the complete English Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as six suites by five Black composers: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, R.

Illinois Doctoral Candidate Gabriel Piqué Selected for Future of Music Faculty Fellowship

On June 21, 2021, the Cleveland Institute of Music announced the fellows for the 2021 Future of Music Faculty Fellowship Program, a critical step forward in creating a culture of diversity within the music academy and beyond.

Watch Lyric Theatre's Turn of the Screw

Michael Tilley, conductor
Dawn Harris, director

Jeffrey Elem is U of I Student Employee of the Year

Senior Jeffrey Elem (BM, Composition) was selected as the UIUC Student Employee of the Year for his work at Japan House.