Will Porter

Dr. Will Porter Appointed Professor at Eastern Illinois University

Former U of I student Dr. Will Porter has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trombone at Eastern Illinois University beginning in the fall of 2018. 

Dr. Porter was a member of the Illinois Trombone Studio as an exchange student, and was a student of Professor Elliot Chasanov. 

Chris Williams

Christopher Williams Accepted as a Karajan Academy Scholar

University of Illinois Horn Studio alum Christopher Williams has been accepted as a scholar at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic in Germany.

Claire Happel

Claire Happel Ashe Awarded P.E.O. Scholar Award

Ms. Happel, DMA student, has been awarded a Scholar Award by the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO).

Nikki Roman

Alumni Nicole Roman Places First in National Solo Competition

University of Illinois alumni Nicole Roman has received first place at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Solo Competition. The competition was held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music on March 7th and 8th.

Ethan Scholl

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.

Cameron May, Photo by Alyssa Tong Photography

Cameron May Picked to Lead Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

Cameron May, MM 2018, has been appointed to lead the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO), Washington, beginning with the 2018-19 season. In his new position, Mr. May will serve as Music Director and Conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra.

Michael Silvers

Music Faculty Member and Graduate Student Awarded Humanities Without Walls Grant

Michael Silvers, Assistant Professor of Music, and musicology graduate student Tara Hatfield have won a Humanities Without Walls grant for their project "Field to Media: Applied Musicology for a Changing Climate."

Keeble Flute Talk Cover

Jonathan Keeble, Front and Center in Flute Talk

Professor Jonathan Keeble is the feature cover interview in Flute Talk magazine's April 2018 issue. In an extended interview discussing the intersection of art, geography, color, and pedagogy, Dr.

Doctoral Student and Faculty Member Among Campus-wide Honorees in Humanities Research

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded its annual Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowships and the Ragdale Residential Creative Fellowship.

Anne Kunkle

Saxophonist Anne Kunkle Awarded First Prize in Competition

Congratulations to Anne Kunkle (MM student) for winning First Prize in the Chicago Musicians Club of Women Annual Scholarship Auditions. The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarship, Winds Division, is accompanied by a $5000 cash prize.

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