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.
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.
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.
Benjamin Yates (MM-2011) has been appointmented Professor of Trombone at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
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.