Timothy Renner in Elixir of Love

Timothy Renner to sing major roles in Philadelphia and New York

Baritone Timothy Renner (DMA candidate), has been accepted at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where he will appear in the role of Rigoletto in November, and as The Demon in Rubinstein's opera of the same name in the spring.

Stephanie Gustafson - 2016-2017 Da Camera of Houston Young Artist

Stephanie Gustafson has been selected as a 2016-2017 Da Camera of Houston Young Artist! The Da Camera Young Artist Program is a fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers and composers designed t

Rocio Lima Guaman chosen to participate in the Global Leaders Program

Rocio Lima Guaman, a DMA student in Flute Performance, will be participating in the Global Leaders Program (Youth Orchestras of America) during 2016-17. 

Christopher Buchanan, US Navy Photo

Spotlight on Musician 1st Class Christopher Buchanan

School of Music alumnus and Musician 1st Class Christopher Buchanan, a trumpeter and arranger with the US Navy Band in Washington, DC, is profiled in the Sept/Oct Issue of Fanfare.

New Album by Recent Grad Featured in Gramophone

Ian Gindes (DMA, 2011) has recently released a CD of American music entitled "American Visions." It had already received notice in the local media and is featured in the 

Tammie Walker Named Director of School of Music at WIU

Tammie Walker has been named Director of the School of Music at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She holds both a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois. 

Ensemble Mise-En to feature Illinois Ties in Brooklyn Concert

The New York-based contemprary music ensemble Mise-En will feature works by composer John Nichols (DMA, 2016) in their upcoming July 15 concert. 

Piano Student Chia-Ying Chan Realizes Success in Competitions

Chia-Ying Chan has recently been named a first prize winner of the International Music Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, which includes an opportunity to perform at the Wiener Saal Mozarteum in July.

Melody Chua among UI Fulbright Grant Recipients

Melody Chua, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, will pursue a master’s degree in flute performance at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland.

Meliora Trio wins second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition

The Meliora trio (Jiyeon Choi, clarinet | Yeonwoo Seo, cello | Hana Lim, piano) recently received second prize in the Misbin Chamber Competition in Washington DC. The Misbin Chamber competition is presented by LeVine Music Festival and Washington Performing Arts Center.

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