Dongryul Lee will serve as the 2020-21 Postdoctoral Researcher for the University of Chicago's Center for Contemporary Composition. Lee will develop new works to be premiered by the Grossman Ensemble and other guest artists during the upcoming season.
Second year master's student Hanan Rahman has won third place in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition. Representing the East Central division of MTNA, Ms.
Joseph Herl, professor of music at Concordia University, Nebraska, has been appointed research professor and associate director of the Hymn Tune Index, and will eventually succeed Nicholas Temperley as director, while continuing to reside in Nebraska.
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently awarded Justin Vickers (DMA '11) a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct research at University of Surrey, Guildford, in the United Kingdom.
Nathan Gunn, Professor of Voice, was invested on January 27, 2020 as the newest Swanlund Professor. Along with the Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chairs, the Swanlund Endowed Chairs are among the highest honors for professors on the U of I campus.