Music courses, ensembles and additional music opportunities at UIS are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Our curriculum includes classes in ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, music technology, chamber music and more.


Ethnomusicology ConcertCourses:

  • MUS 111 – Fundamentals of Music Theory
  • MUS 121 – Music Appreciation
  • MUS 131 – Beginning Class Guitar
  • MUS 133 – Beginning Class Piano
  • MUS 151 – Arts and Identity: Japan and the United States (same as ART 151)
  • MUS 181 – Introduction to Music Technology
  • MUS 191 – Musics of the World (same as SOA 191)
  • MUS 239 – Black Music in American Culture (ECCE & same as AAS 239)
  • MUS 281 – Music, Technology, and Culture (same as SOA 281)
  • MUS 319 – Music and Social Justice (ECCE & same as SOA 319)
  • MUS 335 – Jazz in American Culture (same as SOA 335)
  • MUS 380 – Topics in Music
  • MUS 419 – American Musics (ECCE & same as SOA 419)
  • MUS 499 – Tutorial

Please Note: If you are not currently a UIS student but would like to earn credit for any UIS Music course or ensemble, you may do so as a non-degree-seeking student paying regular course tuition and fees.


UIS Music Ensembles are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Music Ensembles may be taken for one credit hour per semester. Music Ensemble satisfies one credit of the Visual and Performing Arts General Education Requirement. Three credits are needed to completely satisfy this requirement. Interested musicians need not register for credit to participate. No audition is required for membership.

  • MUS 101/301 – Chorus – Tuesdays 7:00-9:15pm and Thursday 3:30-5:30pm
  • MUS 105/305 A – Band – Mondays 4:00-5:50pm
  • MUS 105/305 B – Chamber Orchestra – Thursdays 5:40-7:30pm
  • Additional Music Opportunities

Course Descriptions

Find a list of Music courses and descriptions on the UIS Catalog »

Course Schedule

Find out more about Music courses on the UIS Course Schedule »