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Melissa Aldana featuring UIC Faculty

Enjoy a special concert with the 2024 UIC Jazz Festival special guest artist, Melissa Aldana featuring UIC Jazz Faculty. Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are ... continue reading

The 5th Symposium for LGBTQ Studies and Music Education: Queering Music Education

In 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2021, LGBTQ Studies and Music Education Symposia I, II, III, & IV brought together students, teachers, college faculty, and ... continue reading

Latin American Music Festival – Block Party

—FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC— When: Saturday, April 13, 2024Time: 1 PM – 9 PMWhere: Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted As part ... continue reading

STM Sounds Like: Andrew Pridmore

Welcome to STM Sounds Like, an interview segment that introduces you to the many great people that make up the School of Theatre and ... continue reading

Luis Alfaro Residency Project Website

Led by Principal Investigators, Christine Dunford and Young Richard Kim, The Luis Alfaro Residency Project (LARP), funded through the University of Illinois Presidential Initiative: Expanding ... continue reading

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education prepares students at the University of Illinois Chicago for rewarding careers as culturally responsive music teachers in large urban school ... continue reading

MEDIA KIT: UIC Latin American Music Festival

Event Title: UIC Latin American Music FestivalDate: April 11-April 13Time: VariousLocation: Student Center East, 750 S. HalstedWebsite: https://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/event/latin-american-music-festival/Graphics/Media: https://uofi.box.com/s/dc69a7v48qq4ele0lzlwzc00tsbnwelqSponsorship Deck: https://uofi.box.com/s/7h4lrzutlhjkdlwtwzgaxgczitix6qn0Block Party RSVP: https://uic.campusgroups.com/theatreandmus/rsvp_boot?id=2256923Short ... continue reading

New song release by Student Earl Hester, Perfect People

UIC Music student Earl Hester released his single “Perfect People” on November 17. Since performing at festivals and venues like Lollapalooza, Bourbon on Division, ... continue reading

NEW PRACTICE ROOMS

September 28, 2023 Our music practice rooms are scheduled to be painted and have professional acoustic paneling installed over the next two weeks.  To ... continue reading

Theatre Season 23/24

IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION This season, UIC Theatre explores people who crave the life force ... continue reading

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES

Written in 1938 and based on an actual newspaper story, the play follows the events of a prison atrocity that shocked the nation: convicts ... continue reading

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens ... continue reading

SMART PEOPLE

It is the eve of Obama’s first election. Four of Harvard University’s brightest; a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuropsychiatrist, are all ... continue reading

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS

Come be a fly on the wall of one of the most influential feminist plays of the 20th Century. Known for its groundbreaking style ... continue reading

Music Convocation Fall 2023

Convocations are designed to help students launch their careers after they graduate. At weekly meetings, concerts, performances and presentations, students engage with a wide ... continue reading

Music Season Fall 2023

UIC School of Theatre and Music 10-Year Anniversary Join us in celebrating the UIC School of Theatre and Music’s 10 year anniversary. We welcome ... continue reading

Holiday Concert

Enjoy a combined concert with UIC ensembles featuring Choir, Orchestra, Band, Chamber, Mariachi, and Jazz. Music Program Coming Soon! Unless otherwise stated all UIC ... continue reading

Percussion Ensemble

In its 10 years, the UIC Percussion Ensemble has had the opportunity to premiere pieces from composers such as Igor Silva, Bruce A Russel, ... continue reading

Mariachi Fuego

Mariachi Fuego performs several styles of Mariachi music from Boleros, Sones Jalisciences, and Rancheras. Enjoy music by famous Mexican composers including Fernando Z. Maldonado, ... continue reading

Pop Rock Ensemble

Enjoy music by classic pop and rock artists including The Beatles, Kansas, George Benson, Lenny Kravits and more! Program info coming soon! Unless otherwise ... continue reading

If Music Be the Food… (Small Ensembles)

IMBTF is a series of benefit concerts raising awareness and support for those experiencing food insecurity in the local community through the sharing of ... continue reading

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Join the Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Alyssa Allgood. Music program coming soon! Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to ... continue reading

Jazz Ensemble and Baker Combo

The combos perform music by the great jazz composers of the 20th century. Enjoy music from the likes of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Wayne ... continue reading

Jazz Combos

The combos perform music by the great jazz composers of the 20th century. Enjoy music from the likes of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and ... continue reading

Honors Band Festival Concert

The UIC Honors Band Festival brings together top high school students from the greater-Chicago region for an engaging weekend of musical collaboration culminating in ... continue reading

UIC Choirs

Enjoy the UIC Choirs at Notre Dame de Chicago.Program information coming soon. Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the ... continue reading

Mariachi Fuego

Mariachi Fuego performs several styles of Mariachi music from Boleros, Sones Jalisciences, and Rancheras. Enjoy music by famous Mexican composers including Fernando Z. Maldonado, ... continue reading

UIC Jazz Ensemble and Baker Combo

The combos perform music by the great jazz composers of the 20th century. Enjoy music from the likes of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and ... continue reading

Welcome Wing Lau, Lecturer

UIC School of Theatre and Music welcomes Wing Lau, Ph.D. as a lecturer and instructor in music theory, aural skills, and keyboard skills. Before ... continue reading

Welcome Serena Weren, Director of Bands

UIC School of Theatre and Music is excited to welcome Serena Weren DMA as Associate Professor and Director of Bands.Dr. Weren earned her DMA ... continue reading

Mariachi Auditions

Mariachi Audition Information coming soon!

Strings/Orchestra Auditions

Auditions: Tuesday, August 22 from 3:00-8:30pm Thanks for your interest in playing in the UIC Orchestra! We are a growing program and a fun, ... continue reading

Choral Auditions

Choral Placement Auditions for Fall 2023 are held the first week of classes: August 21-24. All singers must complete the form below and sign ... continue reading

Welcome Michael Allemana, Jazz Guitar Instructor

UIC School of Theatre and Music is excited to welcome Dr. Michael Allemana as a Teaching Associate and instructor of jazz guitar.  Dr. Allemana ... continue reading

Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion Auditions

Auditions: Monday, August 21—Wednesday, August 23, 2023 in the ETMSW building These auditions are for placement into Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Orchestra. The ... continue reading

In Loving Memory: William “Bill” Kaplan

In Loving Memory: William “Bill” Kaplan  We are saddened to share the news that Professor Emeritus, William “Bill” Kaplan, passed away on July 07, ... continue reading

Welcome Alyssa Allgood, Director of Vocal Jazz Ensemble

UIC School of Theatre and Music welcomes​ faculty Alyssa Allgood as the Director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and an instructor for courses in ... continue reading

Congratulations Class of 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Every year before the commencement ceremony with the college, graduating seniors and their families are invited to a ... continue reading

Process for Voicing Concerns

For more information visit Equity Hub STM-Process-for-Voicing-Concerns-Final-Draft-AY21-2Download

Faculty and Alumni News Spring 2023

Read about the latest projects by UIC School of Theatre and Music faculty and alumni.Marques Carroll, music faculty, released his second album, Foundations following ... continue reading

Antiracism Advisory Committee Notes

Click on the link below to access the Antiracism Advisory Committee Notes.If you cannot access the link please contact James McNally Antiracism Advisory Committee ... continue reading

Marketing and Communications

Our goal is to produce inspiring content that can reach our prospective students, alumni and UIC community. Resources Logos/Graphic Design: Any use of the ... continue reading

Covid-19 Updates

UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION Masking and COVID-19 updates, February 28, 2022 Spring semester online start and testing updates, December 20, 2021 BUILDING ACCESSBefore accessing the building ... continue reading

Symphonic Band Camp

UIC 9th Annual Summer Symphonic Band CampJuly 21-27, 2024For High School Students (Grade 9–Graduating Seniors) ABOUTJoin fellow high school musicians from around Chicago in ... continue reading

Department Contacts

Theatre StudiesYasen Peyankov(312) 413 – 2114yasenp@uic.edu Music StudiesBrent C. Talbot(312) 996 – 8686btalbot@uic.edu Recruitment and Admissions, MusicBen Kenis(312) 355 – 1735bkenis2@uic.edu Instructional Lab Specialist ... continue reading

Parking and Public Transportation

Parking is available for a flat fee of $13.00 ($9.00 after 3pm) on the weekdays and $9.00 on the weekends in the UIC Harrison ... continue reading

Contact

ETMSW Building1040 W Harrison Street, MC255Room L260Chicago, IL 60607 UIC Theatre Building, 1044 West Harrison Street (Enter on Harrison Street 1/2 block west of ... continue reading

About

MISSIONThe School of Theatre and Music provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of our diverse, urban context. Our programs ... continue reading

Schedule a Visit

The UIC School of Theatre and Music offers individual visit opportunities throughout the year. During your time on campus, you can observe classes, meet with ... continue reading

Apply

HOW DO I APPLY? 1. Apply to UIC by clicking on the link below. Apply to UIC 2. All applicants must audition for consideration. ... continue reading

Theatre Degree Auditions

Admission to our theatre programs requires the completion of an audition for BFA Acting and BA Theatre and Performance applicants. Portfolio reviews are required for ... continue reading

Student Self Service

Log into Student Self Service to register for classes, access online course information, section information, review and change your address, and emergency contact information, ... continue reading

Student Financial Service

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Theatre BLM Solidarity Statement, Action Steps, and Land Acknowledgment

9.2.20 UIC THEATRE BLM SOLIDARITY STATEMENTThis summer we have been wrestling with how to proceed in the righting of institutional racism that has methodically ... continue reading

Land Acknowledgment

9.2.20 The UIC School of Theatre and Music sits on the traditional homeland of the original peoples of the area: the Three Fires Confederacy ... continue reading

Job Opportunities

Production Manager – Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor The School of Theatre and Music provides innovative, rigorous, comprehensive academic and performance programs to a ... continue reading

Theatre Alumni Russian Exchange

To support international studies at UIC School of Theatre and Music click here and search Valery Beliakovich Fund for International Theatre Studies. Vivid memories ... continue reading

Financial Aid

Scholarships and Tuition Awards Scholarships and tuition awards are awarded to students with excellent academic and artistic achievement. They range from $200 to $6,000 ... continue reading

Donate

There are many ways to give to the School of Theatre and Music. Scroll below to learn more. If you have any questions about ... continue reading

Theatre Group Visits

We offer significant discounts to school groups, and at least one specially scheduled matinee performance each season with opportunities to meet the cast and ... continue reading

Honors Band Festival

UIC 11th Annual Honors Band Festival UIC will host the 11th Annual Honors Band Festival on November 3-5, 2023 at the UIC School of ... continue reading

Band and Orchestra Festival

UIC 12th Annual Band and Orchestra Festival UIC will host the annual UIC Band and Orchestra Festival on Friday, March 15 at UIC Student ... continue reading

August Wilson Monologue Competition

The August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC)—a partnership between STM, the UIC CHANCE Program, The League of Chicago Theatres, and the Goodman Theatre—is a national ... continue reading

Music Student Handbook

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Theatre Student Handbook

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Minor in Theatre

If you plan to major in another discipline you can still complete a minor in theatre with only 18 credit hours.  Hone your skills, ... continue reading

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Gain conservatory-style training in a liberal arts setting through our BFA in Acting, working closely with world-class faculty from Tony Award-winning theatres. You will ... continue reading

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology

Develop a strong foundation in theatre through core courses then deepen your study in areas of design, production and technology. You can take courses ... continue reading

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance

Our BA is designed to allow you the freedom to explore a wide range of theatre courses, then focus your studies on one of ... continue reading

Music Degree Auditions

At UIC, we are interested in the musical backgrounds and passions you can bring to our program as well as the extent of your formal ... continue reading

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

The BM in Jazz studies is designed for the student seeking a professional career in jazz and related fields of contemporary music. The objective ... continue reading

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Are you motivated to pursue advanced study in piano, voice, orchestral or band instruments? The BM in Performance allows you to study with Chicago’s ... continue reading

Minor in Music

The music minor requires 21 credit hours, and can be added to any UIC undergraduate degree. Hone your skills, stay engaged, and maintain a ... continue reading

Holiday Schedules

Holiday Schedules

Bachelor of Arts in Music Business

View Course Catalog View Music Faculty Request Information Apply What is a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business? The BA in Music Business prepares ... continue reading

About the Theatre Department

UIC currently offers three theatre degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology Bachelor of Fine ... continue reading

About the Music Department

UIC currently offers five music degrees:  Bachelor of Music in Music Education Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Bachelor of Music in Performance Bachelor of ... continue reading