KORO Quartet

Grad Quartet Wins First Prize in NY Competition

The KORO Quartet recently received First Place recognition in the New York Artists International Competition, 5th Edition.

Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance

Members of musicology faculty and alumni will give an American Musicological Society Public Lecture, titled “Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance,” at the Library of Congress on May 18th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Andrew Rodriguez

Two Grad Students Awarded Campus Travel Grants

Two School of Music graduate students have won competitive travel grants from the Graduate College:  Jonathan Smith (Musicology) won a Dissertation Travel Grant for his research, "Sacred Harp, Space, and the Imaginary"; Andrew Rodriguez (Composition) won a Master’s Travel Grant to work with the L

The School of Music Remembers Westley Banks

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the School of Music lost Westley Banks, a beloved and integral member of our music community.

Black Chorus

Black Chorus to Perform at Annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival

The U of I Black Chorus has been invited to perform at the Annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival. 

Their performance will be on June 2 at 6:00PM in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park.

Moye Chen

Moye Chen joins Universal Music-Decca Classics Label

Pianist and doctoral student Moye Chen has been signed to Universal on the Decca Classics label. 

Three Flutists

Illinois Flutists Garner Multiple Competition Awards

Flutists Jenny Shin (DMA), Dani Stevens (DMA), and Pauline Jung (MM) have been invited to compete in the quarterfinals of the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.

Choral Conducting Symposium 2016

Summer Professional Development for Educators

Our own faculty are joined by world renowned performers, educators and scholars in these four programs geared toward the professional musician. 

Jazz Trombone Ensemble 2017

Jazz Trombone Octet Performs for Chicago Fire

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Octet performed Anthems for the Opening of the Chicago Fire Soccer match against the Montreal Impact.

Prof. Buchanan Named CAS Associate for 2017-2018

Donna A. Buchanan (Associate Professor of Music and Anthropology) has been named a 2017-18 Faculty Associate of the Center for Advanced Study in conjunction with her book project, "Audible Cosmology: Engendered Bells in Bulgarian Belief."