RESEARCH LIVE! Finalists include Music Student

The results are in!

After last week's preliminary round, our judging panels have selected thirteen Research Live! finalists. Watch them compete in the final round and vote for the People's Choice Award.

Harpist Dai-An Liu wins International Music Talents Top Project Award in Taiwan

Dai-An Liu is a 2018-2019 winner of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra International Music Talents Top Project Program. The competitive scholarship program supports creative activities for recipients.

Illinois Commitment

The Illinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend Illinois.

Musicology Doctoral Candidate Matthew Knight Awarded the JaFran Jones Prize

Congratulations to Matthew Knight, winner of the 2018 JaFran Jones Award at the Midwest Chapter Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology for his paper, “Song as Intangible Cultural Commodity: Neoliberal Governmentality meets Ancient Hospitality in the Georgian Highlands.”

MPAL to Host Unveiling of Restored Player Piano with Performance and Presentation

The Music and Performing Arts Library (MPAL) will be hosting a special Player Piano Reveal event on Saturday, September 22 from 1-3pm.

Jazz Faculty Featured in New Video

Learn about the faculty behind one of the leading jazz programs in the country.

Hilary Brady Morris on Fulbright to Nepal

Hilary Brady Morris has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct ten months of dissertation research in Nepal on the Himalayan lute.

Mana Azimi wins National Anne Adams Award

Harpist Mana Azimi is a 2018 National Anne Adams Award winner. Twenty-four finalists were selected to compete this year with seven forwarded to the grand finals. The biennial national competition was held in May, administered by the American Harp Society  Foundation. Three scholarship awards of $

Rocio Lima Wins Principal Flute Position in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil

Rocio Lima was recently appointed Principal Flute with Ecuador's Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil. An Ecuadorian native, Rocio completed her Master of Music at the University of Illinois with Professor of Flute Jonathan Keeble where she currently studies as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate.

Jim Pugh Performs With Other Top Trombonists in New Zealand

Jim Pugh, Professor of Jazz Trombone is joining forces with Dr. Irv Wagner and Rodger Fox at the New Zealand School of Music for a series of master classes and performances. 

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