The 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 introduces students to a range of musical instruments, styles, methodologies and career options. Currently, the music program maintains strong course offerings in the areas of ethnomusicology and fundamental questions about the role of music in human social life focusing on diverse issues like cultural relativity, national identity, globalization, and social justice. Music performance courses help students advance their technical proficiency, engage in critical thinking about music as text, and hone their collaborative skills in a variety of world music traditions. The Music minor is open to students in any field.

Music Courses

Music courses are offered in ethnomusicology, music history, music theory, music technology, performance ensembles, chamber music, individual lessons, class guitar, and class piano.

Music Program Information

In addition to the Music Minor, the University of Illinois Springfield offers music courses that fulfill requirements in the UIS General Education curriculum, particularly in the areas of Humanities and Visual, Creative, and Performing Arts.

Students may also take music classes for general elective credit.

Music studies are integral to a liberal arts curriculum. These courses offer students the opportunity to develop skills in reading, creating, performing, and thinking critically about music.

Music course offerings are listed in the current course schedule under the MUS course prefix.