Illinois Band staff inspect the papers of John Phillip Sousa

How the UI Library Came to be Home to John Philip Sousa's Legacy

Those familiar with Illinois Bands already know that John Phillip Sousa was a good friend to the University.

Bridget Sweet book cover

Bridget Sweet Publishes New Book on Teaching the Adolescent Voice

The changing adolescent voice counts among the most awkward of topics voice teachers and choir directors face.

Ben Johnston

Remembering Benjamin B. Johnston

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing yesterday of composer and Professor Emeritus Ben Johnston, who taught in the School of Music from 1951 to 1986.

Zhen Piao

Alumnus Zhen Piao Wins Organ Competition

Alumnus Zhen Piao (AD, MM '17) has won First Prize in the Lynnwood Farnam Organ Competition. The international competition, sponsored by the Montreal Chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, took place at May 18th at St. James United Church in Montreal.

 

Erin Corine Johnson

Erin Corine Johnson - 2019 FAA Emerging Legacy Award Recipient

Erin Corine Johnson (BMus '10 Music) is a multigenre flutist, a bilingual vocalist, an educator, and a cultural diversity advocate based in Madrid, Spain.

Composer Dongyoul Lee awarded Third Prize in Bartók Competition

Dongryul Lee, doctoral student in composition, recently added to his growing list of accolades with a share of third place in the composition round of the 2018

Melinda Rodriguez

Melinda Rodriguez Named Winner of Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition

Graduate student Melinda Rodriguez was recently named the winner of the 3rd Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition. 

Ms. Rodriguez was one of five finalists, selected from a field of 50 registrants, representing 16 states and 7 countries from around the world.

Noel Wan

Harpist Noël Wan wins Lyon & Healy Award

Noël Wan is a winner of the 2019 Lyon & Healy Awards held in Chicago March 14-16.

harpist Charles Lynch

Alumnus Charles Lynch Joins Arizona State University Faculty

Dr. Charles W. Lynch III joins Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and Arts School of Music faculty this year. Dr. Lynch also heads the Mesa Public Schools harp program as Harp Specialist.

Thereza Lituma and Emma Olson

Smith Competition Winners Announced

Thereza Lituma and Emma Olson are the 2019 winners of the Thomas J. Smith Scholarship in Music Competition.

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