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  • Volunteer for the School of Music Orchestra Clinic

    Next Saturday, February 23, the School of Music will host our annual High School String and Orchestra Clinic. The event will run from 8:00 AM until about 6:00 PM and volunteers are needed throughout the day. 

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers working during meal times. Duties may include hosting an ensemble, registration and stage crew.

    To volunteer, sign-up using this link.

    Thank you!

    Stephen Burian
    School of Music, Public Engagement Assistant Director

  • UI Symphony Orchestra - Cancellation of Guest Soloist

    The UI Symphony orchestra Concert of the UI Symphony will be performed as planned without the planned appearance of Rachel Barton Pine.

    The Pre-concert talk has been cancelled. 

    The revised program will consist of:

    Haydn:  Symphony No. 90
    Jung Hyun Lee:  "Movement" (world premier)
    Stravinsky:  Firebird Suite, 1919

  • Lyric Theatre Production Opens This Week: Britten's Rape of Lucretia

    The Rape of Lucretia opens Thursday, February 21 and runs through Sunday, February 24 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

    In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.

    Purchase your tickets online. We hope to see you there!

  • Volunteer for Make More Music!

    Make More Music! is an after school collaboration between Urbana Middle School fifth and sixth grade band and orchestra students and the University of Illinois School of Music. UIUC students serve as mentors and provide resources which supplement students’ classroom musical experiences. The program takes place on Wednesday afternoons at Urbana Middle School for one hour. Material covered in Make More Music! is developed through collaboration between students, volunteers, and Urbana Middle School teachers. To volunteer contact Dr. Jancie Philippus.

  • STUDENTS - Volunteer and attend concerts for free!

    Krannert Center Student Association is a core of student volunteers who serve as ushers for KCPA events. Join the KCSA and get to attend performances for free.

    Visit for complete information.

  • Career Services for Music Students

    Are you looking for an internship or job?  Remember to check Handshake@Illlinois and NEC Bridge.  Email for the Bridge login and password.

    FAA Career Services also posts opportunities on the following Facebook pages:

    UIUC Music Jobs

    University of Illinois Musicology Division

    Lyric Theatre at Illinois

  • Coming February 1st! FirstFridays@Noon

    On the first Friday of each month of Spring 2019 the School of Music will be hosting an informal lunch time performance social in the MB south lobby. Join us on February 1st at noon to enjoy Manolo’s pizza, good music and good company.

    We are looking for small, student ensembles (within space and program restrictions) from any area to perform 5-10 minutes of music. Please contact Emma Olson at if your group is interested.


    Carle Sports Medicine’s PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE PROGRAM is currently offering free injury evaluations to all injured performers!

    Injury evaluations are open to all students, staff and faculty in the University of Illinois School of Music and Departments of Dance and Theatre.  Our licensed Athletic Trainer who specializes in performing arts medicine will evaluate your injury and provide suggestions including but not limited to:

    Rehabilitation Exercises
    Injury prevention tips
    Physician referrals when needed


    No Appointment Needed! Walk-In ONLY during the below times.


    ARC:  Tuesday 645-815 PM at the UI Activities and Recreation Center (ARC – 201 E. Peabody Dr), Carle Sports Medicine office (main lobby to the left after the basketball courts, before going through the pass gate)

    MUSIC BUILDING LOBBY:  Wednesday 130-300 PM at the west end of the south lobby facing Nevada St.

  • Community of Care and Students of Concern

    We know that your university experience will be stressful at times, and we believe that seeking help when you need it is a sign of strength. This announcement includes several resources you may need during your time at the University of Illinois.

    Community of Care website  This site was launched in Fall 2017 and is intended to be a one-stop-shop for information about campus and (some) community resources. 

    Here are also some direct links:

    Please know that for anything after-hours, the Emergency Dean ( is also a resource and can be reached 5pm-8:30am during the week, and 24 hours per day on the weekends and all days the university is closed.  Please don’t hesitate to call and consult if you’re concerned about someone. And all of us in the School of Music remain resources at your disposal as well.

    Dr. Jeffrey Magee, Director
    Dr. Linda Moorhouse, Associate Director
    Dr. Christina Bashford, Director of Graduate Studies
    Rebecca Spennetta, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    Gina Moton, Human Resources Specialist