Stephen Andrew Taylor

Illinois composer's new work, performed by the Jupiter String Quartet, depicts pandemic experience

By Jodi Heckel, UI News Bureau

Illinois music professor Stephen Andrew Taylor writes music that represents scientific data, including the structures of some coronavirus proteins.

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Justin Balcor

Musicology Student Granted Fellowship to Conduct Research in Republic of Georgia

Justin Balcor, PhD student in Musicology, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program to conduct up to nine months of research on the gendered relationships between sports, music, and musical instruments in the Republic of Georgi

Flutist Wins National Competition

Peiyao (Pei) Cheng, DMA Flute, recently won the Flute Society of Washington's Mid-Atlantic Young Artist Competition.

Graduate Trombonist Joins Army Band

Bradley Martinez (DMA-in progress) recently joined the US Army Band at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Alumnus Performs at Inauguration

University of Illinois alum and clarinetist Master Gunnery Sgt. John Mula is a member of the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, which provided music for the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol while seated directly beneath the inaugural platform.

WILL-TV to feature Black Chorus and Dr. Ollie Watts Davis in new Episode of The American Portrait

Tune into WILL-TV on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7 PM to see our very own Professor Ollie Watts Davis and the University of Illinois Black Chorus featured on American

SAI Chapter Earns Recognition

Sigma Alpha Iota, international music fraternity, awarded the University of Illinois's Sigma Delta chapter the Sigma Alpha Iota Region V Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award for 2019-2020.

Alumna Jenny Wong Named Associate Artistic Director of Los Angeles Master Chorale

Jenny Wong (BM Vocal Performance, '09), formerly assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (the resident chorus of Walt Disney Hall), has just been promoted to the newly created position of Associate Artistic Director. 

Harpist Dai-An Liu Wins International Prize

Dai-An Liu, an Artist Diploma candidate, won 4th Prize ex aequo in the 5th Hong Kong International Harp Competition in the Professional Pedal Division held in early October.

Harpists Garner Positions

Illinois Harp Studio alumni are garnering teaching positions throughout North America this year, guiding generations of all ages forward now for the future.

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