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.

Dr. Will Porter Appointed Professor at Eastern Illinois University

Former U of I student Dr. Will Porter has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trombone at Eastern Illinois University beginning in the fall of 2018. 

Dr. Porter was a member of the Illinois Trombone Studio as an exchange student, and was a student of Professor Elliot Chasanov. 

Christopher Williams Accepted as a Karajan Academy Scholar

University of Illinois Horn Studio alum Christopher Williams has been accepted as a scholar at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic in Germany.

Video: 2018 School of Music Convocation

Watch the 2018 School of Music Convocation. Congratulations to all of our Graduates!

Donald Schleicher Appointed to Dan J. Perrino Chair in Music

Professor Donald Schleicher has been appointed the new Daniel J. Perrino Chair in Music. He joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1995 and has since led the Orchestra Division and conducted the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (UISO).

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