Attend the School of Music Convocation

Watch the Spring 2021 School of Music Convocation, streaming on the Illinois Music Youtube Channel.

Maggie Ward

Music Education Students Recognized by National Association

Congratulations to Maggie Ward (junior, BME) for receiving the collegiate National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Professional Achievement Award!

Juri Seo

FAA Legacy Awards Include Three From Music

The Legacy Awards recognize college alumni and friends who have demonstrated courage, curiosity, and passion in their work.

Winners for 2021 incude: 

Juri Seo (DMA ’13 Music), Emerging Legacy Award

Black Chorus

Black Chorus Shares Annual Mom's Day Concert

The University of Illinois Black Chorus proudly shares this video of their Annual Mom's Day Concert.
Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, director

Aubrie Powell named Research Live! Competition Finalist

Aubrie Powell, PhD student in Musicology, is one of twelve finalist from across campus in the Grad Gollege's annual Research Live! Competition. 

Watch the special live event where Illinois graduate students share their remarkable research in three minutes or less.

William Eddins

School of Music Welcomes Professor William Eddins

The School of Music is thrilled to announce the appointment of William Eddins as Visiting Director of Orchestras and Conductor of the UI Symphony Orchestra for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Stephen Andrew Taylor

Illinois composer's new work, performed by the Jupiter String Quartet, depicts pandemic experience

By Jodi Heckel, UI News Bureau

Illinois music professor Stephen Andrew Taylor writes music that represents scientific data, including the structures of some coronavirus proteins.


Illinois Alum Wins Grammy!

The Experiential Orchestra, conducted by James Blachly (MM Orchestra Conducting, 2013), has earned its first Grammy award. The EXO's recording of 

Justin Balcor

Musicology Student Granted Fellowship to Conduct Research in Republic of Georgia

Justin Balcor, PhD student in Musicology, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program to conduct up to nine months of research on the gendered relationships between sports, music, and musical instruments in the Republic of Georgi