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 (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.
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.
University of Illinois Horn Studio alum Christopher Williams has been accepted as a scholar at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic in Germany.
Professor Donald Schleicher has been appointed the new Daniel J. Perrino Chair in Music. He joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1995 and has since led the Orchestra Division and conducted the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (UISO).
Congratulations to Music Technology students Marcelo Champion and Adam Choi who placed second and third in the #SampleFlipFriday Competition on April 6th!
University of Illinois alumni Nicole Roman has received first place at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Solo Competition. The competition was held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music on March 7th and 8th.
University of Illinois alumnus Ethan Scholl (MM '16) has recently auditioned for and won a position as bass trombonist in the United States Army Ceremonial Band in Washington DC.