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  • Yoga for Musicians

    Yoga for musicians will be virtually led every Sunday from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Music Building, Room 0359 or with the option to take the class virtually from home. Please bring a yoga mat and register for the event at the following link each week: https://www.yogaforallmusicians.com/schedule

    Class is free of charge. If attending yoga in person, please return chairs to their classroom position and coordinate bringing an electronic device that can be projected. Contact Becca Kasdan - rkasdan2@illinois.edu with any questions

  • Writers Workshop Services

    Start your semester the "write" way with the Writers Workshop! Students can schedule an online or in-person appointment to receive writing feedback on course papers, thesis and dissertation chapters, job materials, and more. The Workshop also provides tailored presentations by request, or visit our calendar for upcoming events like our Graduate Writing Groups, held every Monday and Friday through the Fall semester.

  • UI Black Chorus Annual Fall Concert RETURN

    UI Black Chorus presents this concert as a celebration of the return to in-person concerts and the 40th anniversary of Dr. Ollie Watts Davis as Artistic Director and Conductor. They share the music and literature of Black Americans with excerpts from James Weldon Johnson’s verse, God’s Trombones, Davis’s spiritual arrangements, and selections from the gospel music canon. Visit go.illinois.edu/returnblackchorus for tickets.

  • 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 kran-tix@illinois.edu.

    The Ticket Office will continue to be staffed during performances.

  • 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 www.sinfonia.illinois.edu/tickets

  • Sigma Alpha Iota Benefit Concert

    Sigma Alpha Iota is hosting our annual Benefit Concert and silent auction set for November 14th between 2 - 5 pm. All proceeds raised will be going to SAI Philanthropies which leads and supports projects such as ‘People-to-People’ and Bold Notes. The mission of SAI Philanthropy is to “promote all aspects of music creation, performance, and scholarship; and encourage service for and through music on the campus, in the community, in the nation, and throughout the world.”

    Interested performers, please fill out this form! 

  • 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: https://bit.ly/3E5lTpY

    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 SHIELDILrecruiting@uillinois.edu.

     

  • Public Speaking Workshop

    Do you have a passion for performing in the community or would like to polish your public speaking skills? Becca Kasdan will lead a public speaking workshop tailored towards community outreach and engagement on Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 PM in Smith Memorial Recital Hall.

    This workshop will be an interactive and collaborative expereince. Please bring a sample speech of an introduction to a piece you are currently learning. If you would like to submit your speech to be used as an anonymous example, please email rkasdan2@illinois.edu.

  • Perform the National Anthem for 15,000 People!

    Auditions are being held to perform the national anthem at an Illini men’s or women’s game this season.

    Tuesday, October 19
    5:00-8:00 PM
    Bielfeldt Administration Building (1700 S. Fourth St.) in Champaign.

    Those seeking to audition must fill out this form. Submitting the form does not guarantee a performance at a men’s or women’s basketball game.

    Open to individual singers, instrumentalists, and groups. 

    If you’d like to send in a National Anthem audition, you can do so by sending a video file or link to a video recording of your National Anthem performance via email to diamarketing@illinois.edu. All video recordings must be sent in by Oct. 19 to be considered.

  • Nikki D & The Browns: Live in Concert!

    Nikki D & The Browns aka The Sisters of Thunder is a family-based group from Toledo, Ohio. Their unique style is gospel with blues riffs and grooves, all punctuated by Nikki D’s soulful steel guitar and powerful vocals. In 2016, Guitar World magazine described Nikki as “the Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”. Their infectious energy will have you up on your feet.

    Nikki D & The Browns will be performing on Wednesday, October 20 at 8PM in front of Allen Hall.

    Co-sponsored by Unit One, Eusa Nia, CBSU, CRFB, and the C-U Folk and Roots Festival

  • 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

  • MPAL Fall Newsletter

    The Music and Performing Arts Library Fall Newsletter is now available in IDEALS: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/111688

  • 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
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 AT 4 PM CDT – 7 PM CDT
    Crystal Lake Park, Urbana

  • 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 www.marineband.marines.mil/Career-Info.

    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.  

  • 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. 

  • 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 @ pastor.paul@stmatthewurbana.org or 217-367-1189 for further information. 

  • 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: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/302180110

  • Job Posting: FAA Seeks Wellness Support Associates (WSA) for Fall 2021

    The College of Fine and Applied Arts is looking to engage Wellness Support Associates (WSA) in a number of our buildings for the start of the Fall semester. The role of a WSA is to help enact the university’s COVID-19 building access. This will be accomplished by checking building access status in the Safer Illinois app of those wishing to enter university instructional buildings.  The hourly wage is $14.50 and you must be an enrolled student for the Fall 2021 semester. 

    Click the title to read more.

  • Job Posting – Admissions is hiring for I STARS

    Current undergraduate students are invited to apply to serve as I STARs (Illinois Student Admission Representatives) with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for leading Campus Visits. Are you articulate, reliable, energetic, and are enthusiastic about Illinois. The main function of an I STAR is to serve as a representative at Illinois and to give tours to prospective students and families visiting campus. I STARs also assist in the logistics of running our on-campus visit programs. 

    Details, along with the application, can be found online here: https://enroll.illinois.edu/register/spring2022istar The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 24th.

    Contact: Hannah (Teske) Steinbrenner at teske2@illinois.edu 

  • Food for Thought: Christina Bashford and Mauro Nobili (Lecture)

    Food for ThoughtA new Center for Advanced Study public events series featuring presentations of research and creative projects by recent CAS Associates and Fellows.

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2021
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Levis Faculty Center, Room 210

    This informal series includes talks that were canceled after campus shut down in Spring 2020. With the possibility of in-person events once again, we are delighted to showcase the work of some of our most productive and creative faculty in a series of intellectually and spiritually invigorating presentations. You are invited to drop in when you can and enjoy a bite to eat while you learn about the exciting projects undertaken by our faculty. A brunch buffet will be provided at all in-person events.

    11am, Christina Bashford, Music and the People: Violins in British Working-Class Life, 1870-1930

    Noon, Mauro Nobili, The Tārikh al-Fattash and the Making of an Islamic State in West Africa

     

  • FAA Career Services Offers Resources to Build Your Career

    The College of Fine + Applied Arts Career Services

    FAA Career Services provides industry specific resources and events to meet you where you are and help you move towards success.

    Receive industry specific career counseling Brainstorm about how to build a sustainable professional life Develop job search strategies Explore internship opportunities Build relationships with alumni and employers

    To make an appointment email Julie Rundell, Assistant Director for FAA Career Services.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Carle Community Concerts

    Preparing for a competition or recital? Want more performance practice and public speaking opportunities? Looking to give back to the community in a meaningful way?Carle Community Concerts are back! These live-stream performances are exclusviely for hospital patients in the Champaign-Urbana community and take place in Smith Recital Hall on Thursdays at 7:30 PM. Please fill out the google form if you are interested in performing and email any questions to Becca Kasdan- rkasdan2@illinois.edu. Attending the public speaking workshop on September 30 at 7:30 in Smith Recital Hall is highly encouraged. Come take part in the SoM's FIRST community engagement and student concert series!

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S8HJk3cVtZFFaTp9b_HIchOHzmmaAE3AS_vr9oRKOjk/edit