Remembering Bruno Nettl

Update: a concert in honor of Professor Bruno Nettl has been scheduled for May 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Great Hall. All are welcome.


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Prof. Bashford Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Christina Bashford, Associate Professor of Musicology, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain.

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Debra Richtmeyer

Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition Features UI Connections

Debra Richtmeyer, Professor of Saxophone, recently served as a juror for the The Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition.

Illinois Band staff inspect the papers of John Phillip Sousa

How the UI Library Came to be Home to John Philip Sousa's Legacy

Those familiar with Illinois Bands already know that John Phillip Sousa was a good friend to the University.

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Bridget Sweet Publishes New Book on Teaching the Adolescent Voice

The changing adolescent voice counts among the most awkward of topics voice teachers and choir directors face.

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Jupiter Quartet Album Among Grammy Award Entries

The Jupiter String Quartet's latest album Alchemy (Marquis Classics) with pianist Bernadette Harvey will be among the entries for the GRAMMY Awards® in the category of Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

Martirano Memorial Award Brings New Music to Urbana

Three composers will have their pieces performed by the Illinois Modern Ensemble on Thursday, September 19, at Krannert Center. 

Gateways to World Music Performance Series Announced

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce Gateways to World Music programming for Fall 2019. The performance / lecture series will feature artists drawing from music traditions of West Africa, Spain, the Carpathian Bow, and India.

Flutists at National Flute Convention

Illinois Flutists Shine at NFA Convention

The 2019 National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah soared skyward with University of Illinois flutists front and center and behind the scenes. Hosted and organized by 

Ben Johnston

Remembering Benjamin B. Johnston

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing yesterday of composer and Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston, who taught in the School of Music from 1951 to 1986.

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