Higher Studies in music

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Located on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Illinois School of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research, and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds in many different fields of study. At the same time, the School of Music embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and engagement opportunities within the artistic and educational communities of Urbana and Champaign.
Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance Students may major in piano, organ, guitar, harpsichord, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, or percussion.
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance The Voice Performance degree is designed to develop skilled performers in all areas of vocal techniques. 
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance Students majoring in jazz performance may do so with piano, double bass, saxophone/clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, guitar, or voice as the major instrument.
Bachelor of Music in Music Composition/Theory In this major, emphasis may be placed on music composition or on the theory of music. Necessary course adjustments require approval of the composition-theory division.
Bachelor of Music in Musicology This major offers a broad cultural education that unites academic and musical training. It also provides preparation for the graduate study required for research and teaching in musicology or ethnomusicology.
Bachelor of Music in Open Studies The Open Studies major allows students to focus on diverse fields such as music of other cultures, piano pedagogy, music technology, sound engineering, theatre, social or behavioral science, or any other areas of particular interest. 
Bachelor of Music Education This curriculum prepares its graduates for teaching music in grades kindergarten through twelve. Fo
Bachelor of Arts in Music The BA in Music requires students to select a specific area of study, called an “option.” An option consists of advanced music courses and supporting (non-Music) coursework.  T
Bachelor of Musical Arts in Lyric Theatre The Bachelor of Musical Arts with a major in Lyric Theatre is an interdisciplinary degree designed for the singer-actor, which incorporates training in dance and theatre in addition to music. 
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science + Music (CS+Music) There is no denying that music technology has implicitly shaped our lives in many significant ways. Digital telephony, compact disks, perceptually compressed media, peer-to-peer communications, recommendation systems and many more hugely successful technologies that are widely in use today can trace their beginnings in technological attempts to store, transmit, synthesize, improve and share musical audio.
Master of Music   
Master of Music Education   
Artist Diploma  
Doctor of Musical Arts   
PhD Musicology   
PhD Music Education   
ENSEMBLES The University of Illinois School of Music offers a large selection of ensembles that are open, by audition, to all students regardless of their major. Some of our ensembles are also open to community members. These include University Band, Black Chorus, Oratorio Society, Balkanalia and Gamelan.