Get involved in Music at UIS and allow our talented music faculty to help you enrich your musical life. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to participate in music courses and ensembles.
Students of all majors are eligible to apply for a wide range of music scholarships. In addition, the music program offers the prestigious UIS Camerata Scholarships, a renewable $10,000 scholarship, one of the largest non-music major undergraduate music scholarships in the country. Additional opportunities include work-study positions and graduate assistant opportunities. See additional scholarship information.
Music Ensembles at UIS include Chorus, Band, and Chamber Orchestra. Each ensemble performs at a number of concerts each year, including the UIS Fall and Spring Showcase Concert. Ensembles are open to students, faculty, staff and Springfield community members and welcome musicians from a range of skill levels. Additional ensemble opportunities include Basketball Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Old Time Jam.
The UIS Music program offers undergraduate classes in ethnomusicology, music history, music technology, music theory and performance. The program emphasizes the study of music as a part of a global liberal arts curriculum. Music courses fulfill a variety of general education requirements including Visual, Creative, and Performing Arts; Engaged Citizenship Common Experience; Comparative Societies Humanities; U.S. Communities. No prerequisites.