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  • Illinois Leadership Center Offers Two Free Seminars

    Online Integrity

    The Integrity program focuses on the skills necessary for interpersonal and organizational ethical leadership. Students who participate in Integrity are faced with ethical challenges and learn how to successfully navigate them. 

    This i-Program will be completed online via Canvas and takes approximately six hours to complete. Students must complete all modules associated with the program to receive credit. 

    Students can complete this training anywhere at any time before the completion due date.

    Key Dates for this i-Program: 

    Registration Opens: October 25th
    Registration Closes: November 10th
    Modules Due: November 15th
    by 11:59pm  In-Person Session: N/A

    Rolls-Royce Innovation

    The Rolls-Royce Innovation program focuses on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity of ideas in problem solving. Students who participate in Innovation will develop skills in these areas and also an understanding of their dominant problem-solving style and its impact on organizations and people.

    This i-Program is a six-hour seminar that take place fully in person, lunch is provided to participants. Students will participate in activities and discussion related to the i-Program with other students and facilitators. There are no modules to complete prior to this program. Students must attend the entirety of the in-person seminar to receive credit for the program.

    Key Dates for this i-Program: 

    Registration Opens: November 1st
    Registration Closes: December 1st
    Modules Due: N/A
    In-Person Session: Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 AM -4:00 PM (Illini Union Ballroom A)

    To sign-up to participate and learn more information about these programs, please visit our website:

  • MPAL Fall Newsletter

    The Music and Performing Arts Library Fall Newsletter is now available in IDEALS:

  • John Harbison Residency Next Week

    Join composer John Harbison for three special events as part of his Center for Advanced Studies MillerComm residency:

    Modern Orpheus and New Symphonies
    Tuesday, October 19th | 4:30pm
    Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
    600 South Gregory, Urbana

    American composer John Harbison will speak about his work as composer, conductor, and scholar for the arts, including his influences from literature (in particular, the poetic responses to the Orpheus myth) and his work on the music of J. S. Bach.

    Illinois Modern Ensemble - The Chamber Music of John Harbison

    Wednesday, October 20th | 7:30pm
    Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center

    Faculty performers join with members of IME to present four of Harbison's chamber pieces.

    UI Symphony Orchestra - American Legend

    Friday, October 22nd | 7:30pm
    Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center

    Harbison's Fifth Symphony, featuring baritone Nathan Gunn, mezzo-soprano Thereza Lituma and electric guitarist Guido Sánchez-Portuguez, is paired with Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. 

  • Concerto Urbano - Nuns and Courtesans

    Celebrating Baroque Arias, Duets, and Sonatas on Period Instruments. Concerto Urbano performs music by female composers of the Baroque.

    Charlotte Mattax Moersch, Director
    Sunday, October 24th - 3:00pm
    Smith Memorial Room

  • Student Composer Concert

    Come hear new music by U of I composers!

    Monday, October 18, 7:30 pm in Smith Recital Hall.

  • Sinfonia da Camera: Concert on Saturday, October 16, 2021 - Foellinger Great Hall

    Sinfonia da Camera: Concert on Saturday, October 16, 2021 - Foellinger Great Hall

    Sinfonia da Camera will commence the evening with Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, with its lively themes serving to musically portray Maestro Hobson’s English birthplace. He will then take the stage as both conductor and pianist for Rachmaninoff’s instantly recognizable and virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Sinfonia will conclude the program with the iconic and crowd-pleasing, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, a continuation of their multi-year Beethoven cycle. To purchase tickets, please visit

  • Marine Band Announces Auditions

    "The President's Own" United States Marine Band has a number of upcoming auditions. Details about the application, audition and career information can be found online at

    Percussion: Nov. 8-9, 2021
    Clarinet: Nov. 15-16, 2021
    Flute: Jan. 10-11, 2022
    Double Bass/Electric Bass: Jan. 17-18, 2022

    For further information regarding this audition, please contact Marine Band Operations at 202-433-5714.  

  • Ticketing for Events at Krannert Center

    Tickets will be sold online only, not by phone or at the Ticket Office counter.

    Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel welcome to contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 or

    The Ticket Office will continue to be staffed during performances.

  • SHIELD Illinois is Hiring!

    SHIELD Illinois is hiring graduate and undergraduate seniors to serve in multiple roles in the SHIELD Illinois program. 

    The Student Customer Sevice positions are remote positions. 10-20 hours per week, and pay $17.17 (undergrad) to $20/hr (grads). 

    Apply here:

    SHIELD Illinois is also hiring Test Site Assistant and Test Site Team Leaders with positions open in Chicagoland, C-U, Bloomington/Normal, Springfield, Carbondale, and East St. Louis/Edwardsville. Full and part-time positions available. 

    To apply, send your resume to


  • Morgan Usadel, Obituary & Memorial Service

    Morgan Usadel of Urbana was former manager of Figaro's Classical Records for Record Service and manager of Discount Records, both record stores in the University of Illinois' campustown. He also worked in the music department of Pages for All Ages in Savoy.

    Memorial for Morgan Usadel
    Crystal Lake Park, Urbana

  • CU Symphony Orchestra Auditions

    The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra pleased to announce the 2021-2022 CUSO Auditions:

    September 7 and 22, 2021, 6-11 pm
    Faith United Methodist Church
    1719 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

    September 7, 6-11 pm
    Violin: Associate Concertmaster, Principal Second Violin (1 year), Section Violin, Substitute Bass: Principal Bass, Substitute Brass: Substitute

    September 22, 6-11 pm
    Viola: Associate Principal Viola, Section Viola, Substitute Cello: Section Cello, Substitute Winds, Harp, and Keyboard: Substitute

    The audition packet with the application and repertoire is attached. Thank you!

  • Job Posting – Music Student Bloggers, Application Still Open!

    The Music Admissions office is interested in hiring 6-10 student bloggers to write about their experience in the School of Music. This is an ideal job for students who enjoy story-telling, writing, and who want to help get the word out about why the School of Music is special.

    The position will pay $11/post for up to 3 posts a week, and will start in October. Bloggers can write/submit posts at any time that suits their schedule.

    To apply, please submit a short application:

  • Music and Performing Arts Library Fall Updates

    Dear School of Music,

    I’m writing to share updates on the Music and Performing Arts Library for fall semester. First, some of you know that Diane Pye retired last spring and that Nancy Taylor retired at the end of June. Because we are not able to fill these positions immediately, this will have an impact on our hours and services. I hope that this will only be true for the fall semester and regret any inconvenience our shortened hours may cause you and your students.

    Fall Semester Hours

    Beginning Monday August 23rd

    Sunday 3-7pm

    Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm

    Friday 9am-5pm

    Saturday closed

  • Job Posting: St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Urbana) seeks Choir Director

    St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Urbana is seeking to hire a Choir Director. This position is available starting in Fall 2021.

    Please contact Pastor Paul Chapman @ or 217-367-1189 for further information.