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. 

Pianist Chia-Ying Chan Releases Debut Album

Illinois alum Chia-Ying Chan has recently released her debut album for solo piano. 

Anthony M. Messina Joins Illinois Bands Faculty

Dr. Anthony M. Messina joins the School of Music’s Bands faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2018

Announcing Winners of the 20th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission

The University of Illinois School of Music and commission sponsors Jana Mason and Richard Anderson are pleased to announce that composer Zhaoyu Zhang and pianist Lishan Xue have won the Twentieth Annual 21st Century Piano Commission,

Jennifer Kempe Wins Position With U.S. Army Field Band

Jennifer Kempe, an alumnae of the University of Illinois Horn Studio, has won a position with the U.S. Army Field Band following an audition this past February.

Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a prestigious honor society consisting of the premier architects, artists, composers, and writers from across the country.

Kyle Shaw Appointed Professor of Music Theory and Composition at California State University

Kyle Shaw (MM '15, DMA '18) has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at California State University at Bakersfield, beginning in August 2018.

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