The UIS Music Program, led by a talented team of UIS Music faculty and staff, provides a variety of opportunities for playing and performing. Musical ensembles and affiliated musical organizations are open to students, faculty, staff and Springfield community members.
Music ensembles at UIS include chorus, band and chamber orchestra. Each ensemble performs at a number of concerts each year, including a fall and spring showcase concert at UIS. In addition, many musicians choose to audition to play in the basketball pep band or jazz combo. Plus there are a number of student-created music ensembles on campus.
Program and UIS Links
UIS is excited to offer $10,000 performance scholarships for non-music majors – renewable for 4 years.
Live auditions will be held on February 22 and March 8, 2014. Video recorded auditions must be received by March 30, 2014 for full consideration. Students may set up an audition time by calling Dr. Abigail Walsh (217) 206-7549. See additional scholarship information.
Get involved this Spring!
Spring Semester rehearsals begin the first week of classes, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. To join the concert band, chamber orchestra, or chorus, simply attend the first rehearsal.
All rehearsals take place in VPA 33.
Rehearsal schedules are as follows:
- Band: Mondays 4-5:50
- Chamber Orchestra: Thursdays 5:40-7:30
- Chorus: Tuesdays 7-9:15 & Thursdays 3:30-5:30
Additional music opportunities:
- Old Time Jam Sessions every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 7-9:30 PM.