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