The Music Department provides a supportive learning environment that promotes the attainment of knowledge and artistic expression within a broad cultural context serving the University and surrounding community with a variety of cultural opportunities and educational activities.

In addition to academic courses of study the Music Department offers a wide variety of performing ensembles in which majors and non-majors participate.

Programs of Study

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a bachelor of music in performance with the option of a concentration in piano, organ, voice, guitar or orchestra/band instruments; a bachelor of music in music education (K-12), with the teaching of music as the major area of concentration; and a bachelor of arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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