Alumna Jenny Wong Named Associate Artistic Director of Los Angeles Master Chorale

Jenny Wong (BM Vocal Performance, '09), formerly assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (the resident chorus of Walt Disney Hall), has just been promoted to the newly created position of Associate Artistic Director. 

Harpists Garner Positions

Illinois Harp Studio alumni are garnering teaching positions throughout North America this year, guiding generations of all ages forward now for the future.

Alumnus Named Fulbright Scholar

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently awarded Justin Vickers (DMA '11) a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct research at University of Surrey, Guildford, in the United Kingdom.

Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition Features UI Connections

Debra Richtmeyer, Professor of Saxophone, recently served as a juror for the The Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition.

Alumnus Zhen Piao Wins Organ Competition

Alumnus Zhen Piao (AD, MM '17) has won First Prize in the Lynnwood Farnam Organ Competition. The international competition, sponsored by the Montreal Chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, took place at May 18th at St. James United Church in Montreal.

 

Alumnus Charles Lynch Joins Arizona State University Faculty

Dr. Charles W. Lynch III joins Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and Arts School of Music faculty this year. Dr. Lynch also heads the Mesa Public Schools harp program as Harp Specialist.

Rocio Lima Wins Principal Flute Position in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil

Rocio Lima was recently appointed Principal Flute with Ecuador's Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil. An Ecuadorian native, Rocio completed her Master of Music at the University of Illinois with Professor of Flute Jonathan Keeble where she currently studies as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate.

Jennifer Kempe Wins Position With U.S. Army Field Band

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.

Alumni Ethan Scholl Wins Audition for the United States Army Band

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.

Distinguished Music Alumna Sheila Johnson to Receive Honorary Degree

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.  

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