Tammie Walker has been named Director of the School of Music at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She holds both a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois.
The New York-based contemprary music ensemble Mise-En will feature works by composer John Nichols (DMA, 2016) in their upcoming July 15 concert.
Chia-Ying Chan has recently been named a first prize winner of the International Music Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, which includes an opportunity to perform at the Wiener Saal Mozarteum in July.
The Meliora trio (Jiyeon Choi, clarinet | Yeonwoo Seo, cello | Hana Lim, piano) recently received second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition in Washington DC. The Misbin Chamber competition is presented by LeVine Music Festival and Washington Performing Arts Center.
Cellist Tomeka Reid [leads a] " one-of-a-kind string ensemble in creating sounds of a sort no one had ever encountered."
Read the whole story by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune.
Mickey Chien, has won the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. As a result, he has been invited to perform on a concert in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on May 22, 2016.
Mickey is a student of Prof. Timothy Ehlen.
Barry Hearn (MM 97) has been appointed as Principal Trombonist of the Dallas Symphony, replacing the legendary John Kitzman, who held the position since 1972.