The UIS Music program welcomes students from all majors and colleges within the University to take classes in ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, music technology and music performance.

Welcome to the Music Program at the University of Illinois Springfield where students have the opportunity to earn a Minor in Music and take classes in a variety of music disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music technology, and music performance. A number of music scholarships are available including the $10,000 Camerata scholarship.

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UIS Music General Information

General Education Requirements

Music courses and ensembles fulfill a variety of UIS General Education Requirements including Visual, Creative, and Performing Arts; Engaged Citizenship Common Experience; Comparative Societies Humanities; U.S. Communities. No prerequisites.

Music Minor

The 15-credit UIS Music minor is designed to help students increase their general music knowledge and acquire a basic understanding of diverse methodologies of music study. It is open to students in any field.

Individual Music Lessons

The UIS Music program offers Individual Music Lessons for students at the beginning and intermediate/advanced levels. Students may register for MUS 141/341 Instrumental Lessons. Additional Fees Apply. Click here to view the Instrumental Instructor Roster.


CellistsMusic ensembles at UIS include Band, Cello Choir, Chorus, Flute Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Orchestra. Students, Faculty/Staff, and community members are welcome to join UIS ensembles. Students may earn course credit by playing in an ensemble. Faculty/staff and Community musicians interested in joining a UIS Music Ensemble may fill out a brief application form.

UIS Music Learning Format Update

The UIS Music Program follows UIS policies and practices to protect the health and welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and community during the international COVID-19 public health crisis. For Further Information on UIS Policies and Practices, click here. Thank you for your patience as we work to best protect the health and welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and community musicians.

  • Music courses will take place on ground, remotely, or online. For an up-to-date schedule of classes, visit the Dynamic Course Schedule.
  • UIS Community Music School Students: For information about lesson format for a particular instrument and to apply, visit uis.edu/music/cms. Please direct your questions to 217-206-6240 or music@uis.edu.

UIS Music Piano Fundraiser

To Donate to the UIS Music Fund, click the blue Donate button above.

UIS Student Spotlight

The University of Illinois Springfield Music Program congratulates UIS Music Merit Award recipient Joy Anna on her recording of her original song “Made It This Far,” released as part of the University of Illinois “Songs of Hope” Project. “Made It This Far” was recorded at the UIS Performing Arts Center and produced by UIS Electronic Media. UIS is Leadership Lived!



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UIS Community Music School

The UIS Community Music School offers individualized music instruction and performance options for the community, ages 5+. Visit the UISCMS Webpage for further information and to fill out an online application form. Please direct your questions to music@uis.edu or (217) 206-6240. Summer lessons are available in an online format.