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Commercial and Legal Foundations of the Music Industry

Historical survey of the music industry since 1900. Examination of business sectors associated with music products and services. Survey of intellectual property law and ... 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

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

Music Convocation

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

Wind Ensemble

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the Public Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get ... continue reading

Symphonic Band and Orchestra

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the Public Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get ... continue reading

If Music Be The Food… (Small Ensembles)

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the Public Registration is required to attend this performance. PARKINGFor information on parking ... continue reading

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the UIC School of Theatre and Music, we wish you a happy holiday! Enjoy this video recap of our Holiday Concert ... 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

Music Season Spring 2024

UIC School of Theatre and Music 10-Year Anniversary The departments of music and theatre are excited to celebrate 10 years as an established school ... continue reading

UIC Symphonic Band

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

UIC Wind Ensemble

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UIC Orchestra

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UIC Choirs

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

Jazz Combos

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

UIC Band and Orchestra Festival

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

Jazz Combos

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

Percussion Ensemble

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

Vocal Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

Mariachi Festival featuring Mariachi de la Universidad Veracruzana and Mariachi Fuego

Enjoy traditional mariachi music performed by Mariachi de la Universidad Veracruzana directed by Ivan Velasco and Mariachi Fuego directed by Michael Espinosa. Unless otherwise ... continue reading

Celebrating Chilean Music from the Colonial Villancico to the Nueva Canción

This concert will feature Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center’s Chamber Ensemble, Tonos del Sur, and a pre-lecture with Chilean scholar, Daniel Party. Thank ... continue reading

Pop Rock Ensemble

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

UIC Jazz Festival Concert

Enjoy a special concert by the UIC Jazz Ensemble directed by UIC faculty and special guest artist Melissa Aldana. Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free ... 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

Mariachi Fuego

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the PublicRegistration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” ... continue reading

Vocal Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combos

Unless otherwise stated all UIC Concerts are Free and Open to the Public Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get ... 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

Latin American Music Festival

The School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois Chicago is delighted to present a three-day Latin American Music Festival in April ... 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

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band explores a diverse range of traditional and contemporary repertoire written for the Concert Band. Past repertoires include music by Satoshi Yagisawa, ... 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

UIC Orchestra Invitational

The UIC Orchestra performs music by classic and contemporary composers including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Astor Piazolla, Leoš Janáček, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Antonín Dvořák. ... continue reading

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble Repertoire spans from the Middle Ages to the most refined 21st Century Music. Championing the performance of new music, the ensemble ... continue reading

UIC Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band explores a diverse range of traditional and contemporary repertoire written for the Concert Band. Past repertoires include music by Satoshi Yagisawa, ... 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

Stryker and Carroll 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

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

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

UIC Symphonic Band Camp and Summer Winds Concert

Join the UIC Symphonic Band Camp and Summer Winds for their final performance at UIC Theatre. Register Here

Welcome Joon Park Ph.D., Music Theory

University of Illinois Chicago School of Theatre and Music is excited to welcome Joon Park Ph.D. as an Associate Professor. Dr. Park joins the ... 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

UIC Jazz Festival: Area schools learn from Chicago’s best

The annual University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Jazz Festival has again brought the best in jazz music to audiences in Chicago. This year, seventeen ... continue reading

Recap: Creating Community with “The Factotum”

Article by Chassion RiceBA Music Business 2023 The creative team for the Lyric Opera of Chicago was the invited guests at the UIC Department ... continue reading

Interview with John Mackey and Julian Bliss

The UIC Concert Band Festival hosted renowned composer John Mackey and masterful clarinetist Julian Bliss to perform Divine Mischief: Concerto for the Clarinet with ... continue reading

UIC Percussion Ensemble

The UIC Percussion ensemble presents their Spring 2023 concert featuring music from Alexis Lamb, Francisco Perez, Elliot Cole and more. The concert will feature ... 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 Combo

All of our concerts are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” button ... continue reading

Pop Rock Ensemble

All of our concerts are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” button ... continue reading

Small Ensembles Concert

The final Small Ensembles Showcase of the 2022-2023 concert season will feature the students of the University of Illinois Chicago in chamber music performances. ... continue reading

UIC Jazz Ensemble with Jared Schonig

The UIC Jazz Festival culminates to a final concert performance with Grammy-award winning Jared Schonig at the Epiphany Center for the Arts. Unless otherwise ... continue reading

UIC Jazz Faculty featuring Jared Schonig

In celebration of the UIC Jazz Festival, join the UIC Jazz Faculty with special guest Jared Schonig for an evening concert at the Epiphany ... continue reading

UIC Orchestra and Symphonic Band

Join the UIC Symphonic Band and the UIC Orchestra for their final performance of the season! The UICSymphonic Band will perform works by David ... continue reading

UIC Wind Ensemble and Visiting High School

The UIC Wind Ensemble presents the world premiere of Alan Theisen’s AMP Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble and will feature renowned pianist Marianne ... continue reading

Guitar Saved My Life, An Tran

An Tran, guitar music faculty, kicked off the UIC Spring 2023 Music Convocation series with a discussion and performance of traditional Vietnamese music arranged ... continue reading

Solo and Ensemble Flute Coaching

University of Illinois Chicago Solo and Ensemble Flute Coaching SessionsSunday, February 121:00pm-4:00pmFREE Receive quality feedback on your Solo and Ensemble repertoire by performing for ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Body Mapping, Music Injuries, and Wellness

Special Guest: Vered Arbel Prior to working at UIC, she had a lifelong career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and business owner in the ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Joe Pignato

Joseph Michael Pignato, Professor at the State University of New York, Oneonta,  is a drummer, composer, and music education scholar. He leads Bright Dog Red, an ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Ryan Cohan Quartet

Throughout his critically acclaimed recordings as a leader and as a collaborator with numerous leading jazz figures and world-class ensembles, Ryan Cohan has masterfully walked the ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Daniel Party

Special Guest: Daniel Party, PhD Topic: Víctor Jara: Beyond the Martyr Chilean singer-songwriter Víctor Jara (1932-1973) is widely known as an international icon of ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Castle of Our Skins

​About Castle of our SkinsCastle of our Skins is a Black arts institution dedicated to fostering cultural curiosity and celebrating Black artistry through music. ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Crossing Borders Music

Special Guest: Crossing Borders – Celebrating Haitian Composers Although Haiti’s extensive music composition tradition has been around since at least the late 19th century, few people ... continue reading

Music Convocation – Marques Carroll Quartet

Chicago-based trumpeter Marques Carroll is keeping the tradition of jazz alive while pushing the genre forward into exciting new territory. A bold performer and ... continue reading

Music Convocation – The Factotum

Special Guest: Conductor, Kedrick Armstrong, and the orchestrator, Marcus Norris. Grammy-nominated baritone Will Liverman, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, is rapidly rising to national ... continue reading

Music Convocation

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

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

Small Ensemble Concert

Enjoy music for chamber ensembles coached and directed by various UIC faculty including Adam Cordle, Marques Carroll, Andy Baker, Scott Tegge, and Nicholas Carlson. ... continue reading

UIC Concert Band Festival

The annual UIC Concert Band Festival is open to all middle school and high school bands. Ensembles are featured in an on-campus concert, receive ... continue reading

UIC Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band explores a diverse range of traditional and contemporary repertoire written for the Concert Band. Past repertoire include music by Satoshi Yagisawa, ... continue reading

UIC Orchestra Concert

The UIC Orchestra performs music by classic and contemporary composers including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Astor Piazolla, Leoš Janáček, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Antonín Dvořák. ... continue reading

Jazz Combo Concert

The Jazz Combos are conducted by Andy Baker and Marques Carroll. The combos perform music by the great jazz composers of the 20th century. ... continue reading

Jazz Combo at Elmhurst Jazz Festival

Join the UIC Jazz Combo conducted by Jon Irabagon at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival. For registration information visit: https://www.elmhurst.edu/about/special-events/jazz-festival/

Jazz Ensemble at Elmhurst Jazz Festival

Please visit the Elmhurst Jazz Festival website for registration information.

UIC Choral Festival Concert featuring Adrian Dunn 

The UIC Choral Festival culminates to a final concert performance with Adrian Dunn. Adrian Dunn is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and producer. He is ... continue reading

Music Season Spring 2023

Enjoy music from our various ensembles. Our concerts are held on campus and in surrounding music venues. Click on the events below to learn ... continue reading

UIC Treble Choir at IL-ACDA Treble Choir Festival 

UIC Treble Choir at IL-ACDA Treble Choir Festival Friday, February 3, 1:30pm  The UIC Treble Choir and Professor Liza Calisesi Maidens will present at the ... continue reading

Welcome Jon Irabagon to UIC

We are excited to welcome to our Jazz Faculty, Professor Jon Irabagon, who will teach Jazz saxophone, direct combos, and courses in jazz history.  ... continue reading

Federal Brass Masterclass

Free and open to the public. Join the UIC Music Department for an evening masterclass with the the Federal Brass Band. The Federal Brass ... continue reading

Chicago Balinese Gamelan Concert

Free and open to the Public The Chicago Balinese Gamelan delivers exhilarating and world-class traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance performances and workshops, using instruments ... continue reading

Convocation with UIC Choir Alumni

Eréndira Izguerra ’16, co-founder of Mariachi SirenasAlexandra Plattos Sulack ’11, co-founder of The Voice LabPuja Ramaswamy ‘06, director of choirs at Lake View High ... continue reading

Fond Farewell Chris Madsen

After eight years of service to the School of Theatre and Music at UIC, saxophonist, composer, and educator Chris Madsen, will depart our community ... continue reading

Music Convocation with Kalia Vandever

Join the music department on a special Music Convocation with guest artist Kalia Vandever. Kalia will share her journey as a performer, and stories ... continue reading

Small Ensemble Concert

If Music Be the Food… Chicago The UIC chamber music and jazz programs present the inaugural If Music Be the Food… (IMBTF)Chicago concert. IMBTF ... continue reading

UIC Holiday Concert

Join the UIC Choirs, Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble for a holiday concert featuring movements from Handel’s Messiah, and a festive sing-along with combined ensembles ... continue reading

UIC Percussion Concert

The UIC Percussion ensemble presents their Fall 2022 concert featuring music from Alexis Lamb, Francisco Perez, Elliot Cole and more. The concert will feature ... continue reading

Mariachi Concert

All of our concerts are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” button ... continue reading

Jazz Ensemble and Combo Concert

View full program here. Jazz Combo Program Our concert tonight features music from former members of the great Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers.  ... continue reading

Jazz Workshop and Combo Concert

View full program here. Jazz Workshop Program Our second concert of the semester will feature compositions by Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea, and Chicago’s own ... continue reading

Pop-Rock Ensemble Concert

All of our concerts are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” button ... continue reading

Symphonic Band Concert

All of our concerts are FREE and open to the public.Registration is required to attend this performance, simply click the “Get Tickets” button below. ... continue reading

UIC 10th Annual Honors Band Festival Concert

The UIC Honors Band Festival brings together top high school students from the Chicago area and other parts of Illinois for a challenging weekend ... continue reading

Mariachi Concert

All of our concerts are FREE and open to the public. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month enjoy a special curated repertoire of classic ... continue reading

Music Season Fall 2022

Enjoy music from our various ensembles. Our concerts are held on campus and in surrounding music venues. Click on the events below to learn ... continue reading

UIC Choirs Concert

 We create – We belong  This year the UIC Choirs lift up the theme, Creativity – we create to belong – we create to ... continue reading

Jazz Ensemble and Combo Concert

About the Jazz Ensemble Program:Our concert tonight features the music of the great William “Count” Basie (1904-1984). Basie’s Kansas City-based big band was one ... continue reading

UIC Orchestra Invitational Concert

Join us to inaugurate a new tradition and celebrate the power and beauty of music for strings. For the first-ever UIC Orchestra Invitational Concert, ... continue reading

Jazz Workshop and Combo Concert

About the Jazz Workshop Program:Fusion!Our first concert of the year will feature compositions blending Jazz with Rock, Funk, and Latin musics by Herbie Hancock, ... continue reading

Wind Ensemble Concert

The UIC Wind Ensemble’s Fall Concert Of Our New Day Begun  features works by Omar Thomas, Nicole Piunno, Holst, Persichetti, Grainger, and Williams.   The ... continue reading

Symphonic Band Concert

The UIC Symphonic Band’s Fall Concert titled “Bring the Light!”  features works by Yagisawa, Zdechlik, Owens, and Maslanka. Also featured, Lawren Brianna Ware’s revitalization ... continue reading

UIC Welcomes New Head of Music, Brent C. Talbot, Ph.D.

UIC School of Theatre and Music announces the new head of the Department of Music, Brent C. Talbot, Ph.D. Dr. Brent Talbot is equally ... continue reading

The Science and History of Sound in the Arts

Investigates physical properties of sound and their application in the arts. Students will explore sound through math, physics, and acoustics fundamental principles. Principles of ... continue reading

Art Song

Examines the core art song repertoire of German Romantic song and the French, Russian and American art song repertoires of the 19th and 20th ... continue reading

Master Class in Performance

Three to six master classes are offered per semester. Students must attend at least half of those offered; students must perform in one class ... continue reading

Convocation/Recital

A weekly convocation presenting concerts by faculty, visiting artists, or students. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

Jazz Fundamentals II

The study and execution of jazz fundamental terminology, skills, and applications of minor-scale melody and harmony. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better ... continue reading

Jazz Fundamentals I

The study and execution of fundamental jazz terminology, skills, and applications of major-scale melody and harmony. Course Information: Requires concurrent registration in MUS 101. Class Schedule ... continue reading

Ear Training II

The development of aural perception and sight-singing ability; material is correlated with MUS 102. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MUS 103 or the equivalent; and concurrent registration in MUS 102 and MUS 171.

Ear Training I

The development of aural perception and sight-singing ability; material is correlated with MUS 101. Course Information: Must enroll concurrently in MUS 101, and MUS 170.

Music Theory II

Non-chord tones; cadences, phrases, and periods; introduction to Schenkerian analysis; inversions of triads and seventh chords. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MUS 101. Must enroll concurrently in MUS 104 and MUS 171.

Music Theory I

Notation of rhythm and pitch; scales, intervals, triads, and seventh chords; principles of voice leading and harmonic progression. Course Information: Must enroll concurrently in MUS 103 and MUS 170.

History of Western Music II: Music of the Baroque and Classical Periods

Principal styles and composers from the baroque period through the classical period. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MUS 230; and a Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and MUS 204, or ... continue reading

Advanced Music Ensembles

Participation in a UIC music ensemble. Performance of music literature of varied types, corresponding to the ensemble: band, choir, chamber music, jazz bands, mariachi, ... continue reading

Music Education: Special Topics

An investigation of various topics in music education pertinent to practicing music teachers. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above.

Concert Promotion and Venue Management

Survey of the concert and event promotion industry. Analysis of legal aspects of concert promotion. Survey of the process of selling and staging musical ... continue reading

Music Publishing

Survey of the music publishing industry. Issues of rights and ownership in music, songwriting collaboration agreements and music licensing are analyzed. The role of ... continue reading

Internship in Music Business

Cooperative education that provides students with opportunities, mentors and practical work experience in music businesses. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of ... continue reading

Study Abroad in Music

Study abroad within an approved foreign exchange program or department-sponsored program. Course Information: May be repeated with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by ... continue reading

Record Company Marketing and Operations

Study of marketing and operations practices employed by record companies. Understanding of analytic techniques used to inform marketing decisions. Analysis of music industry marketing ... continue reading

Advanced Topics in Music History and Ethnomusicology

Advanced study of topics relating to music history, music literature, and music theory and ethnomusicology. Subject chosen by instructor. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of ... continue reading

Digital Music Engraving

A hands-on music notation and engraving course designed to give the student professional-level fluency in music notation software. Class Schedule Information: To be properly ... continue reading

Music Proseminar

Selected topics for intensive study in specialized areas of music history or music theory. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 ... continue reading

Advanced Topics in Jazz History and Analysis

Transcription/analysis is widely acknowledged to be an essential study to develop a jazz student’s expressive voice. Students study great jazz recordings in historical context. ... continue reading

Jazz Arranging II

Advanced course for developing compositional and orchestration/arranging skills in various jazz and commercial styles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 312; or ... continue reading

Jazz Arranging I

Concentration on developing compositional and orchestration/arranging skills in various jazz and commercial styles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 120 and Grade of ... continue reading

Jazz Theory and Keyboard II

Advanced course to continue exploration of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural aspects of jazz. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 310. Majors ... continue reading

Jazz Theory and Keyboard I

Introductory course designed to acquaint students with rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural aspects of jazz. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C of better in MUS 202, ... continue reading

Orchestration and Arranging II

The acoustical properties, musical characteristics, and scoring problems of percussion, keyboard, and electronic instruments. Scoring for mixed ensembles, band, orchestra. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade ... continue reading

Orchestration and Arranging I

The acoustical properties, musical characteristics, and scoring problems of string, woodwind, and brass and percussion instruments. Scoring for string, woodwind, and brass ensembles. Course ... continue reading

Conducting

Basic techniques; body position; beat patterns; use of baton; division of beats; starting and stopping; the left hand; dynamics; fermatas; ensemble application; score preparation; ... continue reading

Composition II

Continues instruction in the techniques and materials of twentieth-century composition. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 302. Music majors ... continue reading

Composition for Small Ensembles

Class and individual instruction in the basic techniques of twentieth-century composition. Practice in the use of twentieth-century musical materials. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of ... continue reading

Analytic Techniques

Analysis of representative works in a variety of genres from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better ... continue reading

Counterpoint

Written exercises and study of contrapuntal techniques in a variety of styles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and grade of C ... continue reading

Independent Study

Projects and topics for individual investigation. Course number may be used for student-initiated courses. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 ... continue reading

Selected Topics in Music

Study in specialized areas of music history, music theory, jazz, and ethnomusicology. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): ... continue reading

Advanced Private Voice Lessons

Advanced applied music instruction in voice. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department and admission ... continue reading

Advanced Private Instrumental Lessons

Private instruction at an advanced level in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, or piano, culminating in a jury exam. Course Information: May be repeated to ... continue reading

Keyboard Skills IV

Advanced keyboard skills, including keyboard harmony, improvisation, accompanying, and score reading. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 270 and concurrent registration in MUS 202 and MUS 204 or approval ... continue reading

Keyboard Skills III

Continues MUS 171. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 171 and concurrent registration in MUS 201 and MUS 203 or approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, ... continue reading

History of Western Music III: Music from Romanticism through the Present

Principal styles and composers from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and grade of C or ... continue reading

History of Western Music I: Music of the Middle of Ages and Renaissance

Principal styles and composers from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 102 and Grade of C or ... continue reading

Music Cultures of the World

Examination of music throughout the world from an ethnomusicological perspective. Emphasis on classical, tribal, and folk musics; music as a cultural phenomenon. Creative Arts course, ... continue reading

Music Technology

Introduction to the techniques and applications of music technologies. Students trained in music software, applications to education, composition, and performance. MIDI, analog and digital ... continue reading

Jazz Improvisation II

Continues the study of the technique and methods of jazz improvisation. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C of better in MUS 102 and grade of C or ... continue reading

Jazz Aesthetics

A technical survey of the factors and topics that permeate and surround the development and production of jazz. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or ... continue reading

Ear Training IV

Advanced aural perception and sight singing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 203. Must enroll concurrently in MUS 202.

Ear Training III

Aural perception and sight singing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 104 or the equivalent; and concurrent registration in MUS 201.

Theory of Music IV

Continues MUS 201. Harmony in the late nineteenth century; introduction to twentieth-century practices. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 201 and Grade of C or ... continue reading

Theory of Music III

Continues MUS 102. Chromatic harmony of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Study of two- and three-part forms. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 102 and ... continue reading

Class Voice

Group instruction in singing. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and concurrent registration in MUS 153 or MUS 155. ... continue reading

Private Voice Lessons – 30 minutes

Applied music instruction in voice. Lessons last 30 minutes. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the ... continue reading

Private Voice Lessons

Applied music instruction in voice. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department and admission to ... continue reading

Private Instrumental Lessons – 30 minutes

Applied music instruction on musical instruments. Lessons last 30 minutes. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of ... continue reading

Private Instrumental Lessons

Applied music instruction in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, guitar or organ. Prerequisite(s): Audition prior to initial registration and approval of the department. Class ... continue reading

Keyboard Skills II

Continues MUS 170. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 170; Concurrent registration in MUS 102 and MUS 104.

Keyboard Skills I

Development of basic keyboard skills including sight reading, transposition, improvisation, and ensemble playing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration in MUS 101 and 103, or approval of the ... continue reading

Jazz Combo

Various instrumental ensembles focusing on performance techniques within the historical development of the American jazz ensemble. Performances at various events across the UIC campus ... continue reading

Jazz Ensemble

Practical experience in the preparation and public performance of big band and small ensemble jazz. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of ... continue reading

University Orchestra

Designed for the study and performance of traditional and contemporary literature for symphony orchestra. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 ... continue reading

Pep Band

Performs at home basketball games. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Must enroll concurrently in MUS 151. ... continue reading

Treble Choir

Study/performance of choral literature of all musical periods. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Occasional concerts off-campus. Prerequisite(s): Basic ... continue reading

Chamber Choir

Study/performance of choral literature for 16 to 24 voices. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Occasional concerts off-campus. Prerequisite(s): ... continue reading

University Choir

Student performance of choral literature of all musical periods. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Occasional concerts off-campus. Prerequisite(s): ... continue reading