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.

Andrew Rodriguez

Two Grad Students Awarded Campus Travel Grants

Two School of Music graduate students have won competitive travel grants from the Graduate College:  Jonathan Smith (Musicology) won a Dissertation Travel Grant for his research, "Sacred Harp, Space, and the Imaginary"; Andrew Rodriguez (Composition) won a Master’s Travel Grant to work with the L

Moye Chen

Moye Chen joins Universal Music-Decca Classics Label

Pianist and doctoral student Moye Chen has been signed to Universal on the Decca Classics label. 

Three Flutists

Illinois Flutists Garner Multiple Competition Awards

Flutists Jenny Shin (DMA), Dani Stevens (DMA), and Pauline Jung (MM) have been invited to compete in the quarterfinals of the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.

Prof. Buchanan Named CAS Associate for 2017-2018

Donna A. Buchanan (Associate Professor of Music and Anthropology) has been named a 2017-18 Faculty Associate of the Center for Advanced Study in conjunction with her book project, "Audible Cosmology: Engendered Bells in Bulgarian Belief." 

MUSICOLOGY GRAD STUDENT WINS FULBRIGHT TO RUSSIA

Congratulations to Illinois musicology doctoral candidate Thornton Miller, who has been awarded a Fulbright IIE Fellowship to conduct research in St. Petersburg and Moscow for the 2017-18 academic year.

See Miller’s abstract below.

Justin Copeland

Justin Copeland Wins First Place Prize in the National Trumpet Competition (NTC) Jazz Division

Justin Copeland (DMA, Jazz Trumpet) placed first in the Yamaha Jazz Solo Division of the 2017 National Trumpet Competition. The competition took place at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado on March 23-25.

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