The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble has just been named the winner of the 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition. This prestigious and coveted Award is given annually by the American Trombone Workshop, sponsored by the US Army “Pershing’s Own” Band.
Connor Frederick (BM Jazz Trombone, Class of 2018) has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Solo Jazz Trombone competition. This competition is held annually at the American Trombone Workshop, sponsored by the US Army “Pershing’s Own” Band.
Professor of Trumpet Ronald Romm has just returned from Russia where he was adjudicating at the 8th Moscow Conservatory International Competition, sponsored by the Peter Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory.
On Christmas Eve CBS Television will present “Listen: A Celebration of Christmas at Berea College.” This event will spotlight the Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center and the Berea College Music Department.
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,
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.