Jennifer Kempe, an alumnae of the University of Illinois Horn Studio, has won a position with the U.S. Army Field Band following an audition this past February.
University of Illinois alumnus Ethan Scholl (MM '16) has recently auditioned for and won a position as bass trombonist in the United States Army Ceremonial Band in Washington DC.
The School of Music’s petition to recognize entrepreneur, film producer, and philanthropist Sheila Johnson (B.S. Music Education, 1970) with an honorary degree has been approved by the campus Academic Senate and awaits final approval by the Board of Trustees.
Chen-Yu Huang (DMA 2014) has been appointed principal harpist with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, following a three-round audition in September.
Take Magazine, an arts and culture publication serving New England, profiles UI Alumnus and International Maestro of Mystery.
Photo: John Robert Williams
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.
Zhen Piao, an artist diploma organ student of Dana Robinson, has been selected as one of six finalists in the First Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Organ Competition. He will perform in Shanghai, China, for the two final rounds of the competition on September 14-15, 2017.
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).