Zhen Piao

Zhen Piao Wins 2nd Place in International Organ Competition

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.

Jenny Shin

Flutists Amass College Positions

Flute alumnae and students are making it happen now, and for the future.

Christopher Cayari wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

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 wins Des Moines Symphony Principal Harp audition

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.

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.

Diego Celi

Recent Jazz Studies Grad Appointed Dean of His College

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 - 2016-2017 Da Camera of Houston Young Artist

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

Christopher Buchanan, US Navy Photo

Spotlight on Musician 1st Class Christopher Buchanan

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.

New Album by Recent Grad Featured in Gramophone

Ian Gindes (DMA, 2011) has recently released a CD of American music entitled "American Visions." It had already received notice in the local media and is featured in the 

Tammie Walker Named Director of School of Music at WIU

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. 

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