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Winter 2020

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A Look Inside the Completed Smith Memorial Hall Renovations

Revisiting the Heartland, with Bruno Nettl

Meet the New Director, A Q&A with Jeffrey Sposato




Past Issues

Winter 2019

sonorities cover 2019Sheila Johnson's Convocation Address

Rise of Hip-Hop at U of I

EMS Turns 60

Black Chorus Turns 50

History in the Making: Bands Turn 150!



Winter 2018

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New degree bridges digital gap-CS + Music

Making Music Matter-Public Engagement


Winter 2017

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UIUC Music Test Files
An article by Richard Colwell to accompany the Winter 2017 edition of Sonorities.


Cover Story "Always Something New"


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Putting the Who in Music Education
"Brothers, Sing On!" The Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club at 125 The New D.M.A.'s


Winter 2011
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A Salute to Opera at Illinois
Confrence Addreses LGBT Issues
Meditations On Trumpet by Ronald Romm
"Who or What Tells You Who You Are:" Convocation Address by Joseph Flummerfelt


Winter 2010


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Pacifica: An Exhibition of Musical Exhilaration
Legacy of Illinois Bands
Jeffrey Magee Uncovers Irving Berlin's 50 Years in Theater
Being in the Groove, Being in a Rut: Convocation Address by Dan Neuman


 Winter 2009

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Origins of the Experimental Music Studios at Illinois: The Urbana School
Contemplating Musicology at Illinois and in the World
Still Young at Heart: ISYM at 60
Going Global: Ramping Up World Music at New Center
Reflections on People, Rocks, and Time: Convocation Address by Jeffrey S. Kimpton


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Hired Gunns: Dynamic Duo Joins Music Faculty
Remembering Jerry Hadley
From the Prehistory of Ethnomusicology at the U of I
Exploring the Space Between the Notes: Convocation Address by Sheila C Johnson


Spring 2007

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Brown, Orange, and Blue: Gamelan is Back at Illinois!
Poker Games and Liberation Classes
Jeffrey S. Kimpton: Educator for a Lifetime
Choice: Convocation Address by J. Richard Hackman


Winter 2006

sonorities cover 2006John Walter Hill's Baroque Music
It's Not Rocket Science: Jazz Engineer Dana Hall
Alumni Profiles: Starting at the Top: Four Violinist


Winter 2005

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A Tale of Two Chips: Two Longtime Band Mates Reconnect to Enliven UI's Jazz Program
Giving: Zimmerman Foundation Funds Music Education
Musicology: Lessons From Native American Music


Winter 2004

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Keith Wilson: Interwoven Threads of Harding's Legacy
Star Trek Scripts
Experiences in Iran


Winter 2003

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Renowned Beethoven Scholar and Pianist Joins Faculty
A New Undergraduate Minor in Music
Mouthpiece Buzzers Have a Leader in Ronald Romm