UI Students Sweep in Vocal Competition
University of Illinois students swept the recent competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Chicago Chapter, the second largest in the nation!
Back row: Logan Piker, Stasia Kasimos, Colleen Bruton (1st Place Senior College Women), Dane Brandon, Anna Benoit, Sophia Byrd (1st Place Sophomore College Women), Caroline McKinzie (2nd Place Sophomore College Women, Tafadzwa Diener (1st Place Junior College Women), Jacklyn Ovassapian, Nicholas Koch (3rd Place College Men)
Quartets Coached by Members of Kronos
The Elara Quartet, consisting of UI music majors, and the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra Honors Quartet were recently treated to a master class by members of the renowned Kronos Quartet.
The members of the Elara Quartet (pictured top) are violinists Alyssa Tong and Daniel Ostrow, violist Jacqueline Scavetta, and cellist Terence Lo.
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Smith Competition Winners Announced
Thereza Lituma and Emma Olson are the 2019 winners of the Thomas J. Smith Scholarship in Music Competition.
Thereza Lituma is a senior studying vocal performance and music education. This February, she will make her main stage debut as the title role in LTI’s production of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. She is from Chicago, IL and is a graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. Ms. Lituma is a student of Professor Sylvia Stone.
Singers Advance in National Competition
Seven U of I vocalists advanced in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Regional Semifinals; 2 will continue to the National Finals.
Congratulations to first place winner Molly Abrams and second place winner Gabby LaBare who will continue to the National NATS vocal competition. Kate Stenzel received honorable mention.
Other semifinalists were Landon Westerfield, Maggie Wolfe, Mady Simanonis, and Riley Wilson.
Collaborative pianists were Cadis Lee and Alfie Kiu and the competition was hosted by SIU-Edwardsville on October 28th, 2018.
RESEARCH LIVE! Finalists include Music Student
The results are in!
After last week's preliminary round, our judging panels have selected thirteen Research Live! finalists. Watch them compete in the final round and vote for the People's Choice Award.
Gabriel Piqué will represent the School of Music presenting “The University of Illinois Saxophone Ensemble: Exploring Old Works in A New Format.”
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4 - 6 p.m.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts