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  • Old library catalog being retired and other changes

    With the arrival of the new library catalog, we will be retiring the old catalog interfaces (VUFind and Voyager) on October 30th. This means you will lose any saved favorites unless you re-save these items in the new catalog before then. Other changes are also happening on this date--read more to find out.

  • Bringing the Band Together: Perspectives on Community Building, Inclusion, and Engagement

    Make plans to join an outstanding panel of music educators from Florida A&M University and the University of Illinois on October 28, as they share perspectives about community building, inclusion, and engagement.

    This free event will be live streamed on the Music Education at Illinois Facebook page.

    We hope to see you there!

    Link to Streaming Page:

  • KCPA Building Access for End of Semester

    Krannert Center will remain open until winter break, which begins December 24. The current building hours and entrances will stay the same, with staff continuing to check building access status. Intermezzo will maintain its current hours:  Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3pm.   

    Building Hours

    8am-11:30pm M-F and 7am-7pm on Saturday. 

    Those who need to enter the building before 8am on weekdays can do so at the loading dock beginning at 7am. 

    Building Entrances and Exits

    • Loading Dock – 7am-11:30pm M-F and 7am-7pm Saturday (faculty and staff entrance only)
    • Orange Parking – 8am-8pm M-F and 7am-7pm Saturday
    • Blue Parking – 8am-8pm M-F
    • Lobby Near Stage 5 – 8am-10pm M-F
  • Music and Performing Arts Library Fall Newsletter

    The Music and Performing Arts Library has published their fall newsletter. Inside you'll find information on the following topics:

    • In the Catalog • Request Scans • I-Share & ILL • Other Online Content
    SERVICES • Get Help Online • Online Guides & Tutorials • Printing • Returning Materials
    ONLINE TOOLS • Use Music Online for listening tests • New Online Catalog
    SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITIONS • Feedback requested for online trials SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER

    You can find our newsletters in IDEALS or in the PDF linked to this post. 

  • SOM-Student Affairs' Variety Show

  • EIU Virtual Fall Education Job Fair

  • Virtual Illinois Abroad Week

  • Social Media Post Requests for the School of Music

    For future social media promotion requests, this will be the streamlined flow of events for departments external to the school of music:

    The department needs to have the post on their own social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or whichever they want us to share to)Tag our handle (illinoismusic, here is our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) The core posting team (mostly Ron, Angela and Joy Yang) will see the notification on our social media that we have been tagged. There will be no need for emails about post requests. We will then choose to repost or share their event to our social channels if it fits our calendar schedule of posts and brand guidelines.

    These are the departments that are not listed on our document here under Department Links and Info (e.g. Counselling Center is external). If I missed any that should be there, please let us know.

    For SoM faculty, staff and students:

    The sub department needs to have the post on their own social media channels (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) if they have an account. Tag us (illinoismusic, here is our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)The core posting team (mostly Ron, Angela and Joy) will see the notification on our social media that we have been tagged. There will be no need for emails about post requests. We will then choose to repost or share their event to our social channels if it fits our calendar schedule of posts and brand guidelines. If they do not have an account and want us to create the post, then their email needs to clearly a paragraph with this layout:

    Date, time and location.
    A catchy description.
    The text needs to be less than 280 characters/letters for Twitter and 2000 for Facebook and Instagram.

    Attach at least one clear, quality image or short video that is engaging.

    *For example, if a faculty member wants us to share a news article, they need to send us a screenshot of the most salient part of the article or an engaging image, a link and a short written text blurb about why we should read it.

    We have set up Box folders, and we may start using them in the future so faculty can upload their desired media into them for posting and a separate document for their captions.

    Thank you very much!

    Joy Yang
    Music Admissions Graduate Assistant 

  • Confidential Advising - Virtual Support

    We are excited to announce that Confidential Advisor services how now been expanded to offer both phone and virtual support beginning Monday, October 5th. With Illinois’ hybrid model this semester, we are relying on your partnership to ensure this important information regarding student and employee services reaches all members of our campus community.

  • New online tool trial from MPAL

    The Music and Performing Arts Library (MPAL) is offering a one-month trial of the online tool Music ID. It compiles global music industry data into three, easy-to-use platforms: Music ID DataMusic ID Revenue, and Music ID Impact. Here is a handy help guide 

    Please check it out before the trial ends on November 5th and let us know what you think about it!

  • KCPA COVID Testing Site to Move Indoors October 12

    The COVID-19 testing site located in the tent on the SE terrace of KCPA will move inside beginning October 12. 

    Entry will be through the SE Terrace door with exit at the men's restrooms, all on level 5. 

    The testing site will be open 8:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. 

  • ISSS Offers Workshops for Advisors

    ISSS here to invite YOU to our first-ever open-invite ISSSTRAINS session on zoom!

    Who should come? Any member of the campus community interested in increasing cultural awareness, overcoming stumbling blocks to intercultural communication, and communicating more effectively and appropriately at work and in the classroom (especially with international students!). Pre-requisites: curiosity about how culture shapes our own experiences and the lives of those we serve at U of I, and how we can take specific, concrete actions to communicate and connect across cultural differences.

  • Education Justice Project: Academic Advising Support Opportunity

    Interested in joining local social justice efforts? Want to provide academic advising support to University of Illinois students who are incarcerated at the Danville Correctional Center (DCC) in Illinois? 

    The Education Justice Project, our UIUC college-in-prison program, needs individuals who can help provide academic advising support! The EJP academic advising team aims to support EJP students in achieving their academic goals by offering regular office hours and academic workshops at DCC. 

    Application deadline October 1. 

  • We CU community-engaged scholars program

    Submit your interest and participate in the Fall 2020 We CU Community Engaged Scholars program. We CU honors students for their community-based work and provides them with training, connection to like-minded peers, and support from We CU program leaders. Students completing 20 hours of service each semester will be honored at a spring awards ceremony, with distinct recognition given to those who complete 300 hours of service over the course of four years.   

  • Info Session Offered for Critical Language Scholarship

    Oct 2, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time

    The Critical Language Scholarship, provided by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students.  A list of eligible languages is available here.

    The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.  For more information, please visit:  

    If you would like to learn more, please join us for a Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

  • Sinfonia da Camera Offers Chamber Music Series at Allerton Music Barn

    Sinfonia da Camera is pleased to offer these free events at the Allerton Music Barn and we hope that you, and your guest, will join us in celebration of our 37thseason!

    Sinfonia da Camera presents: A Chamber Music Series

    Friday, October 2, 2020 — 7:30pm
    Saturday, October 3, 2020 — 4:00pm
    Saturday, October 3, 2020 — 7:30pm
    Sunday, October 4, 2020 — 4:00pm

    Location: The Allerton Music Barn (indoor event)
    588 Allerton Rd.
    Monticello, IL 61856

    Pre-registration required. Click title for full information.

  • BabelScores digital library trial through MPAL

    The Music and Performing Arts Library (MPAL) is conducting a trial of the BabelScores digital library from 9/25/2020 to 10/15/2020 ONLY. Please submit feedback to to let us know what you think of the resource. 

  • Altgeld Chimes Concert – Amplify Their Voices: Songs for the Mid-Autumn Festival

    For the third concert in their BIPOC series, the Altgeld Ringers invite you to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival through a small collection of East Asian popular and folk songs related to themes about the moon and/or autumn. 

    Altgeld Hall, Main Quad
    Thursday, October 1

    Three performances at 11:50 AM, 12:50 PM, and 6:30 PM. 

  • McKinley Offers Free Flu Shots

    McKinley Health Center has kicked off their Flu Campaign, You Call the Shots. FREE flu shots are available for students who have paid the health service fee and to faculty/staff and retirees.

  • Send us your good news!

    Attention School of Music Community!

    This year we mark the 125th anniversary of the official establishment of the School of Music. To commemorate this event we want to collect and share Some Illinois Good News with the greater Illinois Music community. 

    Upload your images, stories, and anecdotes here

    We will share via social media in the coming weeks. 

  • Prof. Mattax Moersch Publishes The Vernissage Project

    Charlotte Mattax Moersch, Professor of Harpsichord, has recently released The Vernissage Project. From a beautiful concert salon in the beaux arts Memorial Hall at the University of Illinois, Mattax offers impromptu videos of harpsichord works of Bach, Froberger, Couperin, Rameau, Duphly, and others. These videos were recorded over a few days during the pandemic shutdown. 

  • CITL Offers Resources for Students Transitioning to Online Learning

    The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, along with experts across campus, developed a student resources page that provides tools and strategies for students to be successful in their online or blended courses this semester. Students also have access to an electronic copy of Teach Yourself How to Learn, an easy-to-read text that teaches you how to take charge of your learning. 

  • Update from Krannert Center

    Krannert Center announces updated information on:

    • Building Hours
    • Entry Checkpoints
    • Lobby - Now featuring individual study spaces for all FAA students.
    • Personal Responsibility Pledge



  • Undergraduates: McNelley Music Scholarship Applications Open

    Offered by the Iowa State Chapter of P.E.O., this scholarship opportunity is open to female students majoring in music at any Big Ten school. Must be sophomore or higher standing. Deadline is March 1, 2021 for fall 2021 award. 

    View Application Materials

  • Music and Performing Arts Library Collections and Services for Fall 2020

    The Music and Performing Arts Library will not be open to patrons until the state has entered phase 5 of reopening. However, you can still access our collections and services!


    Find scores, scripts, books, and recordings in our catalog and follow the links to online versions when available or request physical copies

    Use our other tools to find more recordings online guides.library.

    Find articles and more online by using the Easy Search box on our homepage


    Please contact us with any questions you have about accessing materials, doing research, or for virtual in-class instruction sessions.


    Chat with us or Schedule an appointment:

    Help and Research Guides: Linked from our subject resource areas


  • School of Music Copy Center Policies & Access FALL 2020

    This year we are limiting access into the mail room to only current faculty and staff members for the 2020-2021 school year. The doors have been re-keyed, and you will need to reach out to Nathan Mandel to arrange to pick up a new key, only those with a key will have access to the mail/copy room.

  • Sigma Alpha Iota - International Women's Music Fraternity

  • Illinois Remote Website offers Resources for Teaching, Learning, Working and Researching