The UIS Music program welcomes students from all majors and colleges within the University to develop their music knowledge and skills from the classroom to the stage.

Upcoming Music Events

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Location: UIS Student Union Ballroom Lobby
Juan Camacho Castro
Location: UIS Studio Theatre
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Location: Studio Theatre

Undergraduate Education

Music courses are offered in diverse music disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, performance, music education, and arts entrepreneurship. Music courses are open to all undergraduate students.  


Camerata Scholarship

The Camerata Scholarship is a $10,000 Performance Scholarship available to incoming students of any major and is renewable for four years.

Institutional Scholarships

UIS Music offers a variety of institutional scholarships.


Faculty/Staff, and community members are welcome to join UIS ensembles. Students may earn course credit by playing in an ensemble.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

The UIS Music Program and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra have joined forces in a new Partnership in Education and Civic Engagement.

UIS Music Spotlight

UIS Community Music School

Welcome to the UIS Community Music School, offering instrumental and vocal instruction to students and adults for weekly half-hour, 45-minute, or 1-hour lessons. Summer lesson schedules may vary. The UIS Community Music School is open to students that are not enrolled at UIS.


Music is a fundamental means to engage with the multiplicity of differences that unite humanity. The UIS Music Program aims to educate musically and culturally competent citizens that engage their music knowledge and skills to contribute to a more equitable world. Music courses are designed to help students develop a range of competencies vital to success in the competitive job market including critical thinking, cultural competence, entrepreneurship, teamwork, and communication skills.