Fuego Quartet

Fischoff Winners Have Strong Ties To Illinois

Two U of I saxophone alums and one incoming saxophone DMA student are members of the Fuego Saxophone Quartet from Eastman that are Wind Division Gold Medal Winners in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition this past week.

Mickey Chien

Mickey Chien wins 1st Prize in Regional Competition

DMA candidate Mickey Chien has won 1st prize in the 14th Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, held at Edwardsville, IL, April 22nd.

Competitors came from several other major schools of music located across the midwest. 

KORO Quartet

Grad Quartet Wins First Prize in NY Competition

The KORO Quartet recently received First Place recognition in the New York Artists International Competition, 5th Edition.

Andrew Rodriguez

Two Grad Students Awarded Campus Travel Grants

Two School of Music graduate students have won competitive travel grants from the Graduate College:  Jonathan Smith (Musicology) won a Dissertation Travel Grant for his research, "Sacred Harp, Space, and the Imaginary"; Andrew Rodriguez (Composition) won a Master’s Travel Grant to work with the L

Moye Chen

Moye Chen joins Universal Music-Decca Classics Label

Pianist and doctoral student Moye Chen has been signed to Universal on the Decca Classics label. 

Yunji Shim

Yunji Shim - Krannert Debut Artist

Yunji Shim is the Krannert Debut Artist for 2017.

Timothy Renner in Elixir of Love

Timothy Renner to sing major roles in Philadelphia and New York

Baritone Timothy Renner (DMA candidate), has been accepted at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where he will appear in the role of Rigoletto in November, and as The Demon in Rubinstein's opera of the same name in the spring.

Ensemble Mise-En to feature Illinois Ties in Brooklyn Concert

The New York-based contemprary music ensemble Mise-En will feature works by composer John Nichols (DMA, 2016) in their upcoming July 15 concert. 

Piano Student Chia-Ying Chan Realizes Success in Competitions

Chia-Ying Chan has recently been named a first prize winner of the International Music Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, which includes an opportunity to perform at the Wiener Saal Mozarteum in July.

Meliora Trio wins second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition

The Meliora trio (Jiyeon Choi, clarinet | Yeonwoo Seo, cello | Hana Lim, piano) recently received second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition in Washington DC. The Misbin Chamber competition is presented by LeVine Music Festival and Washington Performing Arts Center.