Kevin Rhodes

Alumnus Kevin Rhodes - "International Maestro of Mystery"

Take Magazine, an arts and culture publication serving New England, profiles UI Alumnus and International Maestro of Mystery.

Read the whole story.

Photo: John Robert Williams

Lucas Smith

Composition Student Commissioned by Choral Composer/Conductor Collective

Lucas Marshall Smith, DMA student in Composition, has been selected by the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) of New York to compose a new work for chorus. 

Zhen Piao

Zhen Piao Wins 2nd Place in International Organ Competition

Zhen Piao (AD in organ, 2017, and MM in piano) has won 2nd prize in the Shanghai International Organ Competition. The Competition took place September 14-15, 2017 at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

Jenny Shin

Flutists Amass College Positions

Flute alumnae and students are making it happen now, and for the future.

Pauline Jung

Flutist Pauline Jung Places 3rd in National Competition

Pauline Jung, MM 2017, recently placed 3rd in the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition. As the world's most prestigious annually recurring competition for flute, Pauline excelled through three rounds of live auditions at the Minneapolis convention.

Remembering Harvey Hermann (1934-2017)

The School of Music marks the passing of Harvey A. Hermann, long-time employee and generous supporter of Illinois School of Music and Illinois Bands, just three weeks before his 83 birthday.

Remembering Thomas Fredrickson (1928-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce that School of Music Professor Emeritus (1952-1993) and Director (1970-1974), Thomas Fredrickson, 88, of Savoy passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017.

members of Chamber Singers in Vienna

Chamber singers, laughter and schnitzel with music: A few of my favorite things

The University of Illinois Chamber Singers performed with the chamber choir of the Vienna School of Music as part of a 12-day European trip this summer. 

Read the full account by undergraduate Grace Currie. 

Zhen Piao

UI to be represented in Shanghai International Organ Competition

Zhen Piao, an artist diploma organ student of Dana Robinson, has been selected as one of six finalists in the First Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Organ Competition. He will perform in Shanghai, China, for the two final rounds of the competition on September 14-15, 2017.  

Thornton Miller among Fourteen Fulbright Awardees for Illinois

Thornton Miller, PhD Student in Musicology is among fourteen current students and recent alumni who have been awarded Fulbright grants for the coming academic year. 

Thornton will travel to Russia to conduct research and teach. 

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