Bradley Martinez (DMA Candidate) wins position with The US Army Band, Ft Sill, OK

Bradley Martinez (DMA Candidate) wins position with The US Army Band, Ft Sill, OK. After attending basic training and specialty training at the Army School of Music, he started his position in 2021.

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.

Piano Laboratory Program Coordinator Profiled in News-Gazette

So Jung Kwak, coordinator of the School of Music's Piano Laboratory Program, was recently featured in the News-Gazette in an interview with Melissa Merli.

Linda Moorhouse to be President of American Bandmasters Association

Prof. Linda Moorhouse has been elected Vice-President of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA). As Vice-President she will become President in 2019.

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