Tammie Walker Named Director of School of Music at WIU

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. 

Ensemble Mise-En to feature Illinois Ties in Brooklyn Concert

The New York-based contemprary music ensemble Mise-En will feature works by composer John Nichols (DMA, 2016) in their upcoming July 15 concert. 

Piano Student Chia-Ying Chan Realizes Success in Competitions

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.

Melody Chua among UI Fulbright Grant Recipients

Melody Chua, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, will pursue a master’s degree in flute performance at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland.

Meliora Trio wins second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition

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.

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Tomeka Reid (DMA, Jazz Cello '16) noted in Chicago Tribune

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. 

Micky Chien

Pianist Mickey Chien Wins the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition

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 Appointed Principal Trombone of Dallas Symphony

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.

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