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  • Illinois String Academy is Hiring


    • Violin/Viola Instructor

    • Cello/Bass Intern

    • Violin/Viola Intern


    • All applicants must be punctual, reliable, and responsive to communication via email.• Prerequisite: Must be a current or past student of the School of Music of the University of Illinois.• Interested applicants should email a short cover letter and resume that details any past teaching experience, as well as contact information for two professional references to:

    Aaron Jacobs, Steve Burian,

    Application deadline: Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Interviews will take place on August 24 and 27, 2019.

    Job Descriptions

    • Violin/Viola Instructor – Preference for this position will be given to violists or violinists with experience playing and teaching the viola. String Academy instructors teach private lessons, teach or assist with group classes, and attend recitals and special events. The position requires one academic year of internship during which the instructor will be provided pedagogical training and support. Internship: minimum 2 hours/week unpaid lesson observation and meetings; may be done independently or for college credit. Rate: $30/hour for instruction and $20/hour for assistance/support.

    • Internships – The doors to the Illinois String Academy are open to anyone who would like to be involved with the program. One excellent way to involve oneself with the String Academy is by completing an official internship. Interns receive training in string pedagogy, observe lessons and classes, and interact with String Academy students. Interns register for MUS 459 and receive one hour of college credit per semester. Additionally, when Instructor positions become available, interns become internal applicants and are given preference in the interview process.

  • Champaign-Urbana Symphony Announces Auditions

    Auditions for the 2019-2020 CUSO season will be held September 3-4, 2019 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

    Open positions include:

    Third Clarinet
    Assistant Horn
    Third Horn (1-year appointment)
    Associate Principal Viola
    Violin (6 permanent positions)
    Viola (2 permanent positions)
    Cello (3 permanent positions)

    We will also be hearing auditions on all instruments for our substitute list.

    Visit for complete information.

  • Sinfonia da Camera Auditions for 2019-2020 Season

    Sinfonia da Camera announces auditions for the following:

    Section Violin
    Section Viola
    Secion Cello
    Substitutes in all sections

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Visit for more information.

  • Illinois Abroad Day - Learn about opportunities to study abroad

    On September 4th from 11am-3pm, The Office of International Programs at the College of Education is hosting Illinois Abroad Day. Illinois Abroad Day is a fair where students and faculty get to learn more about study abroad opportunities, enjoy refreshments and activities.

    Location: Main Quad behind Illini Union


  • 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!