Several Voice Students

Singers Advance in National Competition

Seven U of I vocalists advanced in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Regional Semifinals; 2 will continue to the National Finals.

RESEARCH LIVE! Finalists include Music Student

The results are in!

After last week's preliminary round, our judging panels have selected thirteen Research Live! finalists. Watch them compete in the final round and vote for the People's Choice Award.

Dai An Liu

Harpist Dai-An Liu wins International Music Talents Top Project Award in Taiwan

Dai-An Liu is a 2018-2019 winner of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra International Music Talents Top Project Program. The competitive scholarship program supports creative activities for recipients.

Matthew Knight

Musicology Doctoral Candidate Matthew Knight Awarded the JaFran Jones Prize

Congratulations to Matthew Knight, winner of the 2018 JaFran Jones Award at the Midwest Chapter Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology for his paper, “Song as Intangible Cultural Commodity: Neoliberal Governmentality meets Ancient Hospitality in the Georgian Highlands.”

Mana Azimi wins National Anne Adams Award

Harpist Mana Azimi is a 2018 National Anne Adams Award winner. Twenty-four finalists were selected to compete this year with seven forwarded to the grand finals. The biennial national competition was held in May, administered by the American Harp Society  Foundation. Three scholarship awards of $

Rocio Lima

Rocio Lima Wins Principal Flute Position in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil

Rocio Lima was recently appointed Principal Flute with Ecuador's Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil.

Chia Ying Chan

Pianist Chia-Ying Chan Releases Debut Album

Illinois alum Chia-Ying Chan has recently released her debut album for solo piano. 

Announcing Winners of the 20th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission

The University of Illinois School of Music and commission sponsors Jana Mason and Richard Anderson are pleased to announce that composer Zhaoyu Zhang and pianist Lishan Xue have won the Twentieth Annual 21st Century Piano Commission,

Jennifer Kempe

Jennifer Kempe Wins Position With U.S. Army Field Band

Jennifer Kempe, an alumnae of the University of Illinois Horn Studio, has won a position with the U.S. Army Field Band following an audition this past February.

Ben Johnston

Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a prestigious honor society consisting of the premier architects, artists, composers, and writers from across the country.

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