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.

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.

Yunji Shim

Yunji Shim - Krannert Debut Artist

Yunji Shim is the Krannert Debut Artist for 2017.

Connor Frederick

Connor Frederick a Finalist in National Solo Jazz Trombone Competition

Connor Frederick (BM Jazz Trombone, Class of 2018) has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Solo Jazz Trombone  competition. This competition is held annually at the American Trombone Workshop, sponsored by the US Army “Pershing’s Own” Band.

two musicology students

RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARDS FOR MUSICOLOGY STUDENTS

Congratulations to musicology students Tara Hatfield and Thornton Miller, winners of recent Graduate College research travel competitions!

Dennis Reyes

U of I Composer Awarded Honorable Mention at International Competition

Graduate composer Dennis Reyes was awarded honorable mention at the Viseu Rural 2.0 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art. Dennis’ electroacoustic piece, Superposition Phenomenon,

Erin Gee is Guest Composer for Iowa's Center for New Music

Professor Erin Gee will be one of several guest composers featured in a December 4th concert of contemporary music at the University of Iowa.

Lishan Xue, pianist

Lishan Xue wins First Prize in Los Angeles Liszt International Piano Competition

Pianist Lishan Xue, doctoral student of Prof. William Heiles, has won first prize in her age division in the 2016 Los Angeles International Piano Competition.

Prof. Romm Selected to Adjudicate Moscow Conservatory Competition

Ronald Romm, Professor of Trumpet, has been invited to serve as an adjudicator at the Moscow Conservatory's 8th International Competition.

Diego Celi

Recent Jazz Studies Grad Appointed Dean of His College

Diego Celi completed his doctorate in the spring and upon his return to Quito, he was appointed Dean of the College of Music at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies was accompanied by cognates in classical and jazz composition.

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