Justin Copeland (DMA, Jazz Trumpet) placed first in the Yamaha Jazz Solo Division of the 2017 National Trumpet Competition. The competition took place at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado on March 23-25.
So Jung Kwak, coordinator of the School of Music's Piano Laboratory Program, was recently featured in the News-Gazette in an interview with Melissa Merli.
Christos Tsitsaros, Professor of Piano Pedagogy, recently attended the premiere of his new work Fantasy for Oboe, B-Flat Clarinet and Piano in Baltimore.
Connor Frederick (Jazz Trombone Performance, Class of 2018) has won the National Jazz Trombone Soloist Division 1 Competition, sponsored by the US Army Band and the American Trombone Workshop. He competed in a live 'play-off' with 2 other finalists.
The School of Music community is saddened to hear of the loss of Willie T. Summerville. He has been a much beloved leader in the local community and its musical culture.
On January 5, 2017, the NPR show Performance Today celebrated the 30th Anniversary of it’s initial broadcast. To mark this milestone date in the program’s history they broadcast a conversation between current host, Fred Child, producer Wes Horner and PT Theme composer Jim Pugh. Prof.
The U of I Black Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, invites you to "Feel the Warmth" as the University of Illinois celebrates our Sesquicentennial.
Illinois composer writes sesquicentennial music recognizing Carl Woese’s discovery of third domain of life
by Jodi Heckel, Illinois News Bureau
Following hot on the heels of winning of the 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition (sponsored by the American Trombone Workshop and the US Army Band, Ft.