The School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration. We embrace both tradition and innovation through performance, research, and education.

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Located in the heart of Central Illinois, the University of Illinois School of Music fosters a welcoming and rewarding educational environment for all types of musicians. Students learn from world-class faculty and perform in state-of-the-art facilities.

What best describes you and your plans for the future?

  • Performer
  • Educator
  • Research scholar
  • Composer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Conductor
  • Accompanist/Coach
  • Arts Administrator

Whether you are looking to perform at the highest level, become a teacher, explore the music of other cultures, or create your own, the School of Music is the right place for you!

University of Illinois School of Music At a Glance:

  • 800 events, concerts, and recitals per year
  • 700 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 90 faculty
  • 6 graduate degrees
  • 5 undergraduate degrees
  • One-on-one attention from faculty

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

NASM is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities that establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. The School of Music at the University of Illinois has been accredited by NASM since 1933.

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