Published Date:February 2, 2015
Christos Tsitsaros, a professor of piano pedagogy at the University of Illinois School of Music, has been named the 2014 Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association.
February 2, 2015
Published Date:January 14, 2015
Modernism has ignited a new passion among designers and collectors, who value the movement’s objects as historical icons. It also has inspired artists who are using modernist design objects in their own work to comment on the movement’s cultural significance. That artwork forms the exhibition “MetaModern,” opening at Krannert Art Museum on Jan. 29.
January 14, 2015
Published Date:January 5, 2015
A University of Illinois music professor who developed a computer application for teaching music theory has received a National Science Foundation grant to complete development of a prototype and test it in a classroom next fall.
January 5, 2015
Published Date:December 23, 2014
Saxophonist and band leader Isham Jones is best known for writing the melody for “It Had to Be You” and other hit songs. Although a well-known songwriter and band leader during the 1920s and ‘30s, Jones’ early recordings are largely unknown and overlooked. Meagan Hennessey hopes that will change, with the reissuance of music Jones recorded in 1920 in Chicago with his Rainbo Orchestra.
December 23, 2014
Published Date:December 22, 2014
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has received a grant of nearly a half million dollars to catalog rare Italian books and make them accessible to scholars.
December 22, 2014