Justin Copeland

Justin Copeland Wins First Place Prize in the National Trumpet Competition (NTC) Jazz Division

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.

Piano Laboratory Program Coordinator Profiled in News-Gazette

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

Christos Tsitsaros Premieres new composition at National Conference

Christos Tsitsaros, Professor of Piano Pedagogy, recently attended the premiere of his new work Fantasy for Oboe, B-Flat Clarinet and Piano in Baltimore.

Linda Moorhouse to be President of American Bandmasters Association

Prof. Linda Moorhouse has been elected Vice-President of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA). As Vice-President she will become President in 2019.

Connor Frederick in Competition

Connor Frederick wins National Jazz Trombone Competition

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 Remembers Willie T. Summerville

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.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of NPR’s Performance Today and Professor Jim Pugh’s Theme music

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.

Black Chorus Celebrates the Sesquicentennial with “Feel the Warmth”

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.

U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble and Connor Frederick DO IT AGAIN!!!

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.