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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lucas Marshall Smith, DMA student in Composition, has been selected by the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) of New York to compose a new work for chorus.
Zhen Piao (AD in organ, 2017, and MM in piano) has won 2nd prize in the Shanghai International Organ Competition. The Competition took place September 14-15, 2017 at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.