Welcome to the Music Program at the University of Illinois Springfield where students can take classes in a variety of music disciplines including performance, musicology/ethnomusicology, entrepreneurship, and music education, and earn a Minor in Music. A number of music scholarships are available including the $10,000 Camerata scholarship.
The Music Program is centered around the core understanding that music is a fundamental means to engage with the multiplicity of differences that unite humanity. Engaging music as a medium of engaged citizenship with particular attention to anti-discrimination and equity advocacy work, the program aims to educate musically and culturally competent leaders while contributing to the creation of a more equitable world. Music courses are also 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.
UIS CAMERATA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2022
UIS HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND APPLICATION – Deadline: April 15, 2022
SPRING 22 EVENT CALENDAR
FACULTY RECITAL – CELLO
SATURDAY, JAN 22, 7pm
JUN SEO, CELLO; VERA PARKIN, PIANO
STUDIO THEATRE & ONLINE
Partnership in Education and Civic Engagement
With the Illinois Symphony Orchestra
The University of Illinois Springfield Music Program and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra have joined forces in a new Partnership in Education and Civic Engagement, intended to enrich the cultural, educational and career-training opportunities of UIS students and the Springfield community.
View the press release <here>.
UIS MUSIC SOLO COMPETITION
UIS MUSIC PROGRAM INFORMATION
General Education Credits
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.
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.
Music 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.
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.
UIS Music Highlights
UIS Music 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!
JOIN A UIS MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Community musicians (12+) interested in joining a UIS Music Ensemble may fill out a brief application form.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 206-6240. Fall, Spring, and Summer lessons.