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Mariachi Festival

2024 Mariachi Festival Calling all aspiring mariachi musicians and teachers! We are excited to announce that we are hosting the inaugural UIC Mariachi Festival on Friday, April ... 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


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

Mariachi Auditions

Mariachi Audition Information coming soon!

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

Process for Voicing Concerns

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

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

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

Announcing 2022 Presser Scholar

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the ... 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 – 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

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

University Student Financial Service and Cashier Operations Pay My Bill

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

Bridge to the Faculty Fellowship

10.21.20 STM has been awarded a Bridge to the Faculty fellowship. A committee of eight UIC faculty and administrators from various disciplines reviewed applications ... 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

Honors Band Festival

UIC 12th Annual Honors Band Festival UIC will host the 12th Annual Honors Band Festival on November 1-3, 2024 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


Theatre Student Handbook

Theatre Handbook 2023-24Download

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

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

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

Faculty Handbook

STM Faculty Handbook_Fall 2023_

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