Alumna Noël Wan won Second Prize in the 2021 Orford Music Awards held in Quebec, Canada this August. She also was the semi-finals Audience Award winner. Her program featured her own transcriptions of demanding works by J.S.
Peiyao (Pei) Cheng, DMA Flute, recently won 2nd place in the United States' most prestigious and competitive solo flute competition -- the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.
Musical artist, Yuneer Gainz, was recently named a "TuneCore Certified 2021 Hot 50 Independent Artist to Watch' in Rolling Stone magazine.
On June 21, 2021, the Cleveland Institute of Music announced the fellows for the 2021 Future of Music Faculty Fellowship Program, a critical step forward in creating a culture of diversity within the music academy and beyond.
Senior Jeffrey Elem (BM, Composition) was selected as the UIUC Student Employee of the Year for his work at Japan House.
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.
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