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 take classes in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music technology, and music performance. Students can earn a Minor in Music. A number of music music scholarships are available including the $10,000 Camerata scholarship.


In accordance with UIS policies and and practices to protect the health and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and community during the international COVID-19 public health crisis, all Spring 2020 UIS Music events are canceled or postponed until further notice.

Students: Students enrolled in UIS Music courses will be contacted by their instructor with guidelines for finishing the semester requirements remotely.

Community Musicians Participating in a UIS Ensemble: UIS Ensemble rehearsals are canceled until further notification.

UIS Community Music School Students: Students enrolled in instrumental lessons via the UIS Community Music School will be contacted by their instructor to discuss remote options for completing lessons for Spring 2020.

For Further Information on UIS Policies and Practices, click here.

Please direct your questions to 217-206-6240 or

Thank you for your patience as we work to best protect the health and welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and community musicians.


The UIS Music Program is engaging in a major fundraising effort to purchase 7 new practice room pianos. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the UIS Music Program Fund in any amount to support this cause, our students, faculty, and staff would be most grateful.

Estimated Cost to purchase new pianos: $6,500 per piano
Total Project Cost to replace all 7 pianos: $45,500

To contribute, please click the Donate Button Above.

Thank you!


UIS Music events are free and open to the public. For Event Listings please click the link above to visit the UIS Music Event Calendar.

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.


Students of all majors are eligible to apply for a wide range of music scholarships. A point of pride is the prestigious UIS Camerata Scholarship, a renewable $10,000 performance scholarship for incoming students. To apply for the Camerata Scholarship, please submit a cover letter and a resume, by mail or email, to Amanda Lazzara, Department of Art, Music and Theatre, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, VPA-62, Springfield, IL 62703-5407.

Camerata Live Audition Date: Saturday, Feb. 08, 2020
Camerata Video Audition Deadline: March 01, 2020

To apply for other institutional UIS Music Scholarships, please complete the UIS Institutional Scholarship Application by February 15.

Additional opportunities include work-study positions. See additional scholarship information.


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.

Music Events

UIS Music events are free and open to the public. Events take place in various locations including in Sangamon Auditorium, the Studio Theatre, and the Student Union. For additional information about a specific event, email For a dynamic schedule of current music events, please click the images below or visit the UIS Campus Events Calendar.

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 or (217) 206-6240.