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 education, arts entrepreneurship, and music performance. A number of music scholarships are available including the $10,000 Camerata scholarship.

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UIS Music Upcoming Events and Virtual Links

Free and Open to the Public
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Free and Open to the Public
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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.

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.



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.

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 Jazz Ensemble Virtual Performance
UIS Orchestra – Virtual Performance
UIS Faculty Recital – The House Trio
UIS Camerata – Illinois State Song Performance
UIS Cello Choir – Virtual Performance





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!



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 music@uis.edu or (217) 206-6240. Fall, Spring, and Summer lessons.