Donna Buchanan

Donna Buchanan Awarded NEH Fellowship

Ethnomusicology professor Donna A Buchanan has received a 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor Fellowship for her project “Bells in the Music and Culture of Bulgaria.” The award will support the preparation of Buchanan’s new book, The Girl in the Bell: Audi

Lishan Xue

Lishan Xue Wins International Competition

Lishan Xue, DMA student in piano performance and literature, was awarded 1st Place in the Piano Division of the 2017 New York Artists International Competition.

Anabru Sax Quartet

U of I Saxophonists Advance to Regional Competition

Several saxophonists from the School of Music competed successfully at the Illinois Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) competitions held at Bradley University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. 

Chen-yu Huang

Chen-Yu Huang appointed Principal Harp of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Chen-Yu Huang (DMA 2014) has been appointed principal harpist with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, following a three-round audition in September.

Kevin Rhodes

Alumnus Kevin Rhodes - "International Maestro of Mystery"

Take Magazine, an arts and culture publication serving New England, profiles UI Alumnus and International Maestro of Mystery.

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Photo: John Robert Williams

Lucas Smith

Composition Student Commissioned by Choral Composer/Conductor Collective

Lucas Marshall Smith, DMA student in Composition, has been selected by the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) of New York to compose a new work for chorus. 

Zhen Piao

Zhen Piao Wins 2nd Place in International Organ Competition

Zhen Piao (AD in organ, 2017, and MM in piano) has won 2nd prize in the Shanghai International Organ Competition. The Competition took place September 14-15, 2017 at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

Jenny Shin

Flutists Amass College Positions

Flute alumnae and students are making it happen now, and for the future.

Pauline Jung

Flutist Pauline Jung Places 3rd in National Competition

Pauline Jung, MM 2017, recently placed 3rd in the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition. As the world's most prestigious annually recurring competition for flute, Pauline excelled through three rounds of live auditions at the Minneapolis convention.

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