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.

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 $

Claire Happel

Claire Happel Ashe Awarded P.E.O. Scholar Award

Ms. Happel, DMA student, has been awarded a Scholar Award by the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO).

Cameron May, Photo by Alyssa Tong Photography

Cameron May Picked to Lead Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

Cameron May, MM 2018, has been appointed to lead the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO), Washington, beginning with the 2018-19 season. In his new position, Mr. May will serve as Music Director and Conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra.

Doctoral Student and Faculty Member Among Campus-wide Honorees in Humanities Research

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded its annual Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships and the Ragdale Residential Creative Fellowship.

Anne Kunkle

Saxophonist Anne Kunkle Awarded First Prize in Competition

Congratulations to Anne Kunkle (MM student) for winning First Prize in the Chicago Musicians Club of Women Annual Scholarship Auditions. The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship, Winds Division, is accompanied by a $5000 cash prize.

Voice Students

Voice Students Place in NATS Competition

At the recent classical competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in Chicago, several graduate students received top awards accompanied by their professors Yvonne Redman and Paul Transue. 

Lishan Xue is Krannert Debut Artist

Lishan Xue has been named the Krannert Debut Artist for 2018. Ms. Xue will present a recital in the Foellinger Great Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM as part of Krannert’s Marquee Sunday Salon Series.

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