Zhen Piao

UI to be represented in Shanghai International Organ Competition

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.  

Thornton Miller among Fourteen Fulbright Awardees for Illinois

Thornton Miller, PhD Student in Musicology is among fourteen current students and recent alumni who have been awarded Fulbright grants for the coming academic year. 

Thornton will travel to Russia to conduct research and teach. 

MO Abbott

Student Composer Has Work Selected for Performance at International Conference

M.O. Abbott, DMA student in Composition, has had a composition accepted for performance at the International Computer Music Conference in Shanghai.  

Reid Lasley

Reid Lasley to Perform with 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo

Reid Lasley, MM bass trombone student at UIUC, has been invited by Maestro Scott Yoo, to perform at 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, CA this July in a section that i

Jiaqi Zhao

Saxophonist a Prizewinner in International Competition

Congratulations to Jiaqi (Kevin) Zhao for being named "Honorable Mention Prizewinner" (4th Place) at the  5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition held in

Christopher Cayari wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

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).

Erin Brooker-Miller wins Des Moines Symphony Principal Harp audition

Erin Brooker-Miller (BM, Class of 2014) joins the Des Moines Symphony this fall for their 80th anniversary season, Music in Motion, after a successful audition for the Principal Harp position.

Fuego Quartet

Fischoff Winners Have Strong Ties To Illinois

Two U of I saxophone alums and one incoming saxophone DMA student are members of the Fuego Saxophone Quartet from Eastman that are Wind Division Gold Medal Winners in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition this past week.

Mickey Chien

Mickey Chien wins 1st Prize in Regional Competition

DMA candidate Mickey Chien has won 1st prize in the 14th Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, held at Edwardsville, IL, April 22nd.

Competitors came from several other major schools of music located across the midwest. 

KORO Quartet

Grad Quartet Wins First Prize in NY Competition

The KORO Quartet recently received First Place recognition in the New York Artists International Competition, 5th Edition.

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