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.
Ethnomusicology professor Donna A Buchanan has received a 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor Fellowship for her project “Bells in the Music and Culture of Bulgaria.” The award will support the preparation of Buchanan’s new book, The Girl in the Bell: Audi
Several saxophonists from the School of Music competed successfully at the Illinois Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) competitions held at Bradley University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
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
Lucas Marshall Smith, DMA student in Composition, has been selected by the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) of New York to compose a new work for chorus.
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.