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. 

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. 

Melody Chua among UI Fulbright Grant Recipients

Melody Chua, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, will pursue a master’s degree in flute performance at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland.

tomeka reid

Tomeka Reid (DMA, Jazz Cello '16) noted in Chicago Tribune

Cellist Tomeka Reid [leads a] " one-of-a-kind string ensemble in creating sounds of a sort no one had ever encountered."

Read the whole story by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. 

Barry Hearn Appointed Principal Trombone of Dallas Symphony

Barry Hearn (MM 97) has been appointed as Principal Trombonist of the Dallas Symphony, replacing the legendary John Kitzman, who held the position since 1972.