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.
Alumnus Christopher Cayari (Ph.D. in Music Education, 2015), is one of two recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Council for Research in Music Education (ODA).
Erin Brooker-Miller (BM, Class of 2014) joins the Des Moines Symphony this fall for their 80th anniversary season, Music in Motion, after a successful audition for the Principal Harp position.
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.
Diego Celi completed his doctorate in the spring and upon his return to Quito, he was appointed Dean of the College of Music at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies was accompanied by cognates in classical and jazz composition.
Stephanie Gustafson has been selected as a 2016-2017 Da Camera of Houston Young Artist! The Da Camera Young Artist Program is a fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers and composers designed t
School of Music alumnus and Musician 1st Class Christopher Buchanan, a trumpeter and arranger with the US Navy Band in Washington, DC, is profiled in the Sept/Oct Issue of Fanfare.
Tammie Walker has been named Director of the School of Music at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She holds both a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois.