Music is dedicated to providing excellent music education through personal attention to students with a wide range of interests and skills.
Music faculty consists of experienced educators and performers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and expertise with students in a collaborative environment. Faculty includes ethnomusicologists with expertise in American vernacular music and Greek folk music; a violinist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and former Fulbright scholar; a former Illinois State Old Time Fiddle Champion; and a former principle flutist with the Hartford Opera Theater. Please feel free to contact a faculty member directly about your music interests. Biographical information is available for each faculty member through the Faculty and Staff link.
UIS Music courses and ensembles appeal to students from a variety of majors and skill levels. Committed to contributing to the UIS campus climate that celebrates diversity, students participating in music ensembles learn to perform a range of music styles from around the world. Small class sizes allow students to benefit from individualized attention from their professors. Check out our Points of Pride link to find out more about our current students and our Student Info page for information about scholarship opportunities.
The University of Illinois Springfield is located on the Southeast side of Springfield near Lake Springfield. Its 746-acre campus is located in the thriving capital city of Springfield, the proud home of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield offers a lively music scene including jazz and blues clubs, a municipal opera, and the Sangamon Valley Youth Orchestra. The University of Illinois Springfield houses the prestigious Illinois Symphony Orchestra that performs on campus in the state of the art Sangamon Auditorium.
The Music program is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Building. This state of the art facility offers numerous classrooms equipped with whiteboard technology; a modern music technology lab; instrument storage facilities; practice rooms with pianos; the Polly Roesch Rehearsal Room; and a Steinway Piano Practice Room for students use. For more information on student use of theses facilities, see the Student Info link. Music performances take place in the Polly Roesch Rehearsal Room, Studio Theatre, Television Studio, and the Sangamon Auditorium.