Jazz Trombone Ensemble Wins Premier National Competition

The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble (JTE), directed by Professor Jim Pugh, has once again won the prestigious American Trombone Workshop’s National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. This is the fifth time they have been so honored (2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020), and along with win

The Investiture of Nathan Gunn, Swanlund Chair

Nathan Gunn, Professor of Voice, was invested on January 27, 2020 as the newest Swanlund Professor. Along with the Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chairs, the Swanlund Endowed Chairs are among the highest honors for professors on the U of I campus.

Sneak Peek at the New Hip-Hop Xpress

Viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign were recently given a preview of the Double Dutch Book Bus Hip-Hop Xpress. 

Olivia Byrd and Sarah Wigley

LTI Makes a Splash in NYC

Students and faculty recently showcased their talents at the eighth annual Prototype Festival in New York.

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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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.

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