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.

Wilson Poffenberger Advances to Semi-Finals in National Competition

Wilson Poffenberger has advanced to the semi-final live round of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) National Solo Competition to be held in Cincinnati in March. This year there were 148 applicants from the re

Lishan Xue

Lishan Xue Wins International Competition

Lishan Xue, DMA student in piano performance and literature, was awarded 1st Place in the Piano Division of the 2017 New York Artists International Competition.

Anabru Sax Quartet

U of I Saxophonists Advance to Regional Competition

Several saxophonists from the School of Music competed successfully at the Illinois Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) competitions held at Bradley University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. 

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