University of Illinois - Chicago
Department of Theatre and Music, Music program
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Beyond the core courses, each of the degrees adds more focused courses in arranging, literature, and history. The Performance degree offers opportunities for study in piano, voice, orchestral and band instruments with some of Chicago’s most outstanding artist-teachers. For those who qualify for Jazz Studies, the program provides private study and small ensemble work with leading Chicago jazz artists. In order to be fully considered for Performance or Jazz Studies, students must perform an audition for UIC Faculty.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Michael J Anderson, Denis Azabagic, Andy Baker, Elbio Rodriguez Barilari, Ivana Bukvich, Jennifer Cappelli, Nicholas Carlson, J. Ricardo Castañeda, Gene Collerd, Robert DiFazio, Theodore Edel, Michael Espinosa, Yayoi Uno Everett, John Floeter, Victor Garcia, Mariana Gariazzo, John Gaudette, Klaus Georg, Amos Gillespie, Victor Rafael Gonzalez, Charles "Rick" Heath IV, Hai Tao Huang, David Inmon, Jordan Kamps, William Kaplan, Kitty Karn, Ben Kenis, Julie Koidin, Paula Kosower, Kelly Langenberg, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, Andrew Lewis, Jordan Lulloff, Chris Madsen, James McNally, Marc Mellits, Eugenia Moliner, Daniel G Murphy, Felton Offard, Amy Pickering, Ruth Emily Rosenberg, Harris S Saunders, Michael Stryker, Scott Tegge, Zvonimir Tot, Cheryl Wilson.
New York Stage and Film Announces NEXUS Initiative Artist Grants
February 16, 2021
New York Stage and Film has committed $100,000 to their new NEXUS Initiative that brings together 20 multihyphenate artists to explore the question “where does story exist at the intersection of stage and film?” Each participant receives $5,000 and will take part in a series of conversations focused on new and expanded forms of storytelling.
The League of Chicago Theatres Awards First Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship
November 25, 2020
The League of Chicago Theatres has awarded the first Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Resident Fellowship to playwright Kristiana Rae Colón and Congo Square Theatre to fund a one-year residency for Colón at the theatre.
Enrollment Now Open For The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Academy 2021 Winter Session
November 05, 2020
Enrollment is now open for the 2021 winter session of The Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Academy (YPA). All classes, which begin on January 11 and run through March 1.
The Blank Theatre Announces Young Playwrights Academy Fall Session
October 06, 2020
The Blank Theatre in Hollywood has announced the second session of the Young Playwrights Academy (YPA). All classes, which begin on October 12 and run through December 13, will be conducted live online. YPA offers a platform for young writers to expand their skills in a professional environment, with small class sizes, enhancing what they already know.
The Blank Theatre Announces Young Playwrights Academy For Summer 2020
June 22, 2020
The Blank Theatre in Hollywood has announced the inaugural season of the Young Playwrights Academy.
VIDEO: Cast of SIX, Heather Headley & More Will Toast Shakespeare's Birthday with Chicago Shakespeare Theater- Live at 8:30pm!
April 23, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a one-night-only streaming event Toast to Shakespeare's Birthday! tomorrow, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time.
Chicago High School August Wilson Monologue Competition Will Be Held at The Goodman Theatre
March 06, 2020
Twenty-one Chicago high school students will compete in the finals of the 11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public.
Full Cast of TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond Announced at Arena Stage
February 26, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men's league. Against all odds, Stone blazed a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules.
BAM And The National Book Foundation Present EAT, DRINK & BE LITERARY
January 31, 2020
BAM's popular Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation, will host four acclaimed writers from March 10 through June 9. The distinguished group includes Ilya Kaminsky, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sigrid Nunez, and Tayari Jones.
The Music Institute of Chicago Gala Will Honor Evgeny Kissin and Helen Zell
January 16, 2020
The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its 2020 Anniversary Gala on Monday, April 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Street, celebrating its history as one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Highlights of this festive evening include presentations of the Dushkin Award to acclaimed pianist Evgeny Kissin and the 11th annual Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago to Helen Zell.
Reyes | Finn Presents Nick Doyle and Mike Cloud & John Riepenhoff
January 06, 2020
Reyes | Finn have announced a debut solo exhibition by artist Nick Doyle accompanied by a two-person exhibition by Mike Cloud and John Riepenhoff, on view from January 10-February 22, 2020. Examining various modes of production-from the mass production of quotidian objects emblematic of the American Dream, to the production of art-both exhibitions bring to the fore standards of worth, exposing unseen systems of social mobility and support.
A Red Orchid Theatre Announces New Members To Its Artistic Ensemble
May 24, 2019
A Red Orchid Theatre announces the addition of eight new members to the Artistic Ensemble: Karen Aldridge, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Levi Holloway, Travis A. Knight, Jess McLeod, Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin, and Steve Schine. A Red Orchid also welcomes two Resident Stage Managers Stephanie Heller and Christa van Baale.
Victory Gardens Theater Presents BLACK GIRLS, SEXUAL VIOLENCE and the #MuteRKelly Campaign
April 18, 2019
Victory Gardens Theater presents Town Hall: Black Girls, Sexual Violence and the #MuteRKelly Campaign an event where Chicago community members can join conversations about women of color, sexual violence, community-based prevention, and systemic structures that contribute to this pervasive problem. The Town Hall will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Thursday, May 16 at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Chicago Winners For August Wilson Monologue Competition Announced
March 06, 2019
The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, the University of Illinois at Chicago and competition organizer Derrick Sanders announce the top Chicago finalists for the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, which were held Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Goodman Theatre: Abad Viquez of Nicholas Senn High School (first place), Freedom Martin of The Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (second place), Serenity Saffold-Rice of Interlochen Center for the Arts (third place), and Lyk Singleton of The Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (honorable mention).
Chicago High School Students To Compete In The 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
March 01, 2019
Twenty-two Chicago high school students will compete in the finals of the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. Please call 312-554-9800 for ticket information. The top two winners of the Chicago finals will compete in the National Finals at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway on Monday, May 6, 2019.