Cameron May, Photo by Alyssa Tong Photography

Cameron May Picked to Lead Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

Cameron May, MM 2018, has been appointed to lead the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO), Washington, beginning with the 2018-19 season. In his new position, Mr. May will serve as Music Director and Conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra.

U of I Black Chorus

Black Chorus Marks Jubilee

The U of I Black Chorus presents "Beautiful," a Mom's Day concert that completes the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Michael Silvers

Music Faculty Member and Graduate Student Awarded Humanities Without Walls Grant

Michael Silvers, Assistant Professor of Music, and musicology graduate student Tara Hatfield have won a Humanities Without Walls grant for their project "Field to Media: Applied Musicology for a Changing Climate."

Keeble Flute Talk Cover

Jonathan Keeble, Front and Center in Flute Talk

Professor Jonathan Keeble is the feature cover interview in Flute Talk magazine's April 2018 issue. In an extended interview discussing the intersection of art, geography, color, and pedagogy, Dr.

Doctoral Student and Faculty Member Among Campus-wide Honorees in Humanities Research

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded its annual Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships and the Ragdale Residential Creative Fellowship.

Anne Kunkle

Saxophonist Anne Kunkle Awarded First Prize in Competition

Congratulations to Anne Kunkle (MM student) for winning First Prize in the Chicago Musicians Club of Women Annual Scholarship Auditions. The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship, Winds Division, is accompanied by a $5000 cash prize.

Gayle Magee

Professor Gayle Magee Wins Award from the Society for American Music

Professor Gayle Magee received the Irving Lowens Award from the Society for American Music for her article “‘She’s a Dear Old Lady’: English Canadian Popular Songs from World War I,” which appeared in the journal American Music in 2016. Prof.

Reggie Chapman and Jorge Jamil

Two Music Students Recognized for Excellence by Grad College

The School of Music is proud to announce that doctoral students Reginald Chapman (Jazz) and Jamil Jorge (Musicology) will be recognized by the Graduate College at the upcoming Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Excellence ceremony on March 12 for their achievements in research and creative activi

Voice Students

Voice Students Place in NATS Competition

At the recent classical competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in Chicago, several graduate students received top awards accompanied by their professors Yvonne Redman and Paul Transue. 

Ethan Evans Named Finalist at the JJ Johnson Jazz Trombone Soloist Competition

Ethan Evans (MM in Jazz Trombone Performance) has been named a finalist in the International Trombone Association's JJ Johnson Jazz Trombone Soloist Competition.  He will perform at a play-off with 2 other finalists at the 2018 International Trombone Festival to be held at the Univers

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