Dennis Reyes

U of I Composer Awarded Honorable Mention at International Competition

Graduate composer Dennis Reyes was awarded honorable mention at the Viseu Rural 2.0 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art. Dennis’ electroacoustic piece, Superposition Phenomenon,

Mus Ed in China

Music Education Faculty Present at Symposium in China

Music education faculty Janet Revell Barrett, Adam Kruse, and Jeananne Nichols were invited to present at a symposium on university music education in China sponsored by Xiamen University

Lishan Xue, pianist

Lishan Xue wins First Prize in Los Angeles Liszt International Piano Competition

Pianist Lishan Xue, doctoral student of Prof. William Heiles, has won first prize in her age division in the 2016 Los Angeles International Piano Competition.

U of I Represented at Electronic Music Midwest

University of Illinois composers were featured at an all University of Illinois concert at opening of Electronic Music Midwest hosted by Lewis University on October 13 through 15, 2016.   Pictured here are: Prof.

Elizabeth Peterson Publishes New Book

The Music Director’s Later Years: Reflection with Wisdom by Elizabeth Peterson will be released by Meredith Music Publications in November 2016. 

Shout Hallelujah Trombones!

Illinois vs Michigan State football game half-time show featuring the Marching Illini, Douglas Yeo and the School of Music trombone studios under the direction of Barry L. Houser


American Music Month Kicks Off on November 1st

This November’s American Music Month celebration, Klaxons, Screamers, and Rolling Thunder: The Unconventional Henry Fillmore focuses on Henry Fillmore’s life and his contributions to America’s band movement and trombone repertoire. Fillmore was a uniquely unconventional trombonist, compo

Prof. Romm Selected to Adjudicate Moscow Conservatory Competition

Ronald Romm, Professor of Trumpet, has been invited to serve as an adjudicator at the Moscow Conservatory's 8th International Competition.

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Jupiter Quartet Releases New CD

The Jupiter Quartet is excited to announce the release of Rootsongs--a new recording featuring collaborations with U of I faculty Ollie Watts Davis and Stephen Andrew Taylor.

Diego Celi

Recent Jazz Studies Grad Appointed Dean of His College

Diego Celi completed his doctorate in the spring and upon his return to Quito, he was appointed Dean of the College of Music at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies was accompanied by cognates in classical and jazz composition.