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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

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 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

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

UIC Symphonic Band Camp

UIC 8th Annual Symphonic Band CampJuly 16-22For high school students (grade 9–graduating seniors) ABOUTExperience the thrill of playing challenging music with fellow musicians from ... continue reading

BA Theatre Capstone 2023

By Angelina DavilaBA Theatre and Performance, 2023 The THTR 449 Capstone: Senior Project is a required course for BA Theatre and Performance students on ... 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

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. For assistance or advice on marketing and ... continue reading

Choral Festival

April 12, 2024Notre Dame de Chicago Dear Colleagues & Friends, It’s been wonderful getting to know so many of you over this past year. ... continue reading

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Follow your passion. Study music while developing a strong liberal arts foundation. Take core music courses and four terms of private instruction while playing ... continue reading

Department Contacts

Theatre StudiesYasen Peyankov(312) 413 – Music StudiesBrent C. Talbot(312) 996 – Recruitment and Admissions, MusicBen Kenis(312) 355 – 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


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


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

Financial Aid

Scholarships and tuition awards are awarded to students with excellent academic and artistic achievement. All tuition awards incur performance obligations within the department, such ... continue reading

Transfer Applicants

See how your courses can transfer into the UIC School of Theatre Music. MUSIC APPLICANTS Contact Ben Kenis THEATRE APPLICANTS Contact Neal McCollum


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

Medical Immunization

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all students living in on-campus housing and born on or after January 1, 1957, entering a ... continue reading

UIC Web for Students

UIC student resource page listing links for all general information you may need during your student career. Student Resource Page The intent to graduate ... continue reading

Documents for Music Students

Complete the General Petition Form for the transfer of a course taken outside of UIC into your degree program, as well as requests to ... continue reading

Documents for Theatre Students

Internships are available to juniors and seniors and must be approved by the department’s Internship Coordinator. Internship Information All faculty and students must complete ... continue reading

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

Study Abroad

Eòlia Conservatory of Dramatic Arts STUDY ABROAD EXCHANGE PROGRAMEvery year, multiple UIC Theatre students spend a semester in Barcelona at Eòlia, which places a ... 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

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

Music Student Handbook


Theatre Student Handbook

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Pop/Rock Ensemble

AUDITION INFORMATION: Who Can Audition?: Any UIC student, regardless of degree, has a place in our music ensembles and are encouraged to join. Audition Information ... continue reading

Percussion Ensemble

The UIC Percussion Ensemble was founded in 2013 as an outlet for non-music majors to deepen their experiences performing percussion literature. The ensemble has ... continue reading

Pep Band

Audition Information: Register for Pep Band (MUS 156), and you will receive information directly from Professor Nicholas Carlson on signing up and the first ... continue reading

Jazz Combos

Rehearsing under the guidance of jazz studies faculty, 2-3 Combos are offered each semester consisting of 5-7 students. Jazz Combos perform each semester as ... continue reading

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Click here to access the Google folder of audition materials. Here you will find an excerpt to prepare, how to sign-up for an audition, and ... continue reading

Jazz Workshop

The Jazz Workshop is a large jazz ensemble open to all students by audition. Students gain experience reading and improvising in a wide variety ... continue reading

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble performs at clubs, festivals and schools each year, as well as on campus. Recent highlights include the ensembles debut at the ... continue reading

Chamber Choir

The 30-40 member chamber choir is an audition mixed-voice (SATB) ensemble welcome to all singers on campus.  Choral Placements are held the first week of ... continue reading

Treble Choir

The 20-30 member Treble Choir is an auditioned treble (SSA) ensemble welcome to all treble-voice singers on campus. Choral Placements are held the first week ... continue reading

University Choir

All Skill Levels The 50+ member University Choir is a mixed voice (SATB) ensemble welcome to all singers on campus. Choral Placements are held ... continue reading

University Orchestra

The University of Illinois-Chicago Orchestra (UICO) is one of the ensembles that meets not only the degree requirements of students pursuing a degree in ... continue reading

Symphonic Band

Students interested in the UIC Symphonic Band should should complete the ONLINE ENSEMBLE SIGN-UP FORM and plan to attend the first meeting on Monday, ... continue reading

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion music major, music minor, and non-major students in the UIC Community. The ... continue reading

Ensemble Auditions

Welcome to a new semester at the UIC School of Theatre and Music! Here you will find general information for all students at UIC ... continue reading

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 only 21 credit hours, and can be added to any UIC undergraduate degree. Hone your skills, stay engaged, and maintain ... continue reading

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 four music degrees:  Bachelor of Arts in Music Bachelor of Music in Performance Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Bachelor of Arts ... continue reading