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.
Twenty singers from the School of Music competed and earned awards in the Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (CRNATS). In total, over 1,200 vocalists representing schools of music from Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, competed online on October 31 and November 1.
Nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards include two alumni and one current student from the UI School of Music.
Dean Sanders, who passed away at the age of 91 on October 20, was a member of the piano faculty of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 1957 to 1991, serving for most of that period as Chair of the Piano Division. He studied with two of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Ru