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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

Music for the Piano

A survey of three centuries of keyboard music, from the Baroque to the present. Creative Arts course.

Music for Symphony Orchestra

Music for symphony orchestra from Haydn to Bartok: symphony, overture, and tone poem.


Historical survey tracing the growth and development of opera from its beginnings to the present.

Music, Gender and Culture

Examination of the intersection of music, gender and sexuality in different historical periods and cultures. Study of music’s role in the formation and expression ... continue reading

Jazz History

A nontechnical survey of the history and development of jazz from its West African roots to contemporary styles.

Fundamentals of Music Theory

Notation, metrical organization and rhythmic structure, scales and key signatures, intervals, triads, ear training, and sight singing.

Introduction to Music

Understanding what to listen for in music; emphasizes representative works from the Western classical tradition.

American Popular Music

History of American popular music from 1850 to the twenty-first century. Analysis of musical characteristics, survey of traditions, and examination of social/cultural contexts 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 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

Music Event Cancellations

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and interest in the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, faculty, and students, the UIC School of ... continue reading

Happy Holidays! (Video)

Happy holidays! Thank you for joining us on an incredible concert season! Watch highlights of our UIC Holiday Concert at the Benito Juarez Performing ... continue reading

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Comes to UIC to Educate, Entertain

University of Illinois at Chicago acting student Richard Cantu didn’t hesitate as members of the five-time Grammy-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo called audience members onto ... continue reading

Broadening Opportunities: A Conversation with Louis Bergonzi

Entering his third year as the Head of Music Studies at UIC School of Theatre and Music, Dr. Louis Bergonzi is excited to prepare ... continue reading

Join an Ensemble: Audition Now

ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS All UIC ensembles are open to students from across our campus. Our auditions are not for deciding acceptance, but to determine which ... continue reading

Faculty Amos Gillespie’s New Album Recognized by Fanfare Magazine

DeBoor Canfield from Fanfare Magazine described the album as “work that packs a sultry sort of wallop,” adding that “Gillespie writes with a distinctive, ... continue reading

Music Faculty Elbio Barilari’s Album Release: Paquito Libre

Our very own Elbio Barilari has released a new album along with guitarist/synthesist Julia A. Miller under U.S.A.’s leading blues and jazz record label ... continue reading

UIC Senior Morgan Pirtle Wins National Jazz Awards

Each year, DownBeat magazine, one of the nation’s premier jazz publications, singles out exemplary jazz students across the country for their Student Music Awards. ... continue reading

Welcoming a New Head of Music

We’re thrilled to introduce our new Head of Music, Dr. Louis Bergonzi. In addition to all the work he’s going to be doing supporting ... continue reading

UIC Director of Jazz Studies, Andy Baker, in Downbeat October Issue

UIC Director of Jazz Studies, Andy Baker, praised in the October 2016 issue of Downbeat Magazine for his direction of the album New Standard ... continue reading

Kappa Kappa Psi at UIC

After almost two and a half years worth of work we are thrilled to announce that we have installed the Nu Pi Chapter of ... continue reading

Faculty Release New Music

If you’re on the hunt for some new music, check out recent releases by faculty at the School of Theatre and Music: Volcano Radar: ... continue reading

World Premiere at UIC

Continuing in his tradition of adventurous programming, UIC Director of Bands, José Oliver Riojas has included a world premiere on the program for the ... continue reading

A Session with Mike Harvey

Our jazz vocal majors enjoyed a great master class on Friday with famed session vocalist Mike Harvey. He sang beautifully live and played excerpts ... continue reading

UIC and the Latino Music Festival

The 10th Annual Chicago Latino Music Festival kicked off this weekend with glowing critical endorsements. “The Latino Music Festival has become one of the ... continue reading

Make Music at UIC!

Whatever your intended major, schedule, or ability level, there is a music ensemble for you here. Join UIC’s most supportive community this fall and ... continue reading

Minoring in Music: It’s Easier than You Think

Did you know that if you’ve passed MUS 107 (Fundamentals of Music Theory) with an “A,” then you’re automatically eligible for the music minor? ... continue reading

Anderson in China

Michael J Anderson, President of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), presented a lecture titled Using Movement in the Choral Rehearsal as a ... continue reading

Praise for Choral Director Andrew Lewis

CHORAL DIRECTOR SEEKS TO EXPAND YET STAY TRUE —John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, Sep 5, 2014 With choral groups of every size, description and ... continue reading

Where in the World…

. . . IS THE HEAD OF MUSIC?! Now that school’s out, Michael J. Anderson has a jetset summer ahead in conjunction with his ... continue reading

What’s New in Jazz?

In his third year here at UIC and his first as Director of Jazz Studies, we caught up with faculty Andy Baker to talk ... continue reading

Top Honors for UIC Students at Prestigious Jazz Festival

UIC jazz majors—and brothers—James and Jonathon Wenzel received “Outstanding Soloist” awards at the University of Notre Dame’s 56th Annual Collegiate Jazz Festival. Students from ... continue reading

Why Every Student Should Be in Choir

Marketing major and UIC choir member Sarah shares her six top surprising benefits of singing in a choir: “We all love music. No matter ... continue reading

Register for New Jazz, Theatre, and Band Summer Camps for High Schoolers

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN UIC School of Theatre and Music is pleased to announce the expansion of our summer arts programming for high school students ... continue reading

“Tuesdays-at-One” Concerts Live on WFMT, 98.7

UIC Theatre and Music is pleased to announce that free professional lunchtime performances by visiting artists will be broadcast live on WFMT 98.7, Chicago’s ... continue reading