Academics

Bachelor of Music

Why Choose Music at WIU?

  • One-on-one instruction with nationally renowned faculty
  • Students have taken first place in national music competitions 
  • Be part of a comprehensive department with 20 degree options at the undergraduate, graduate and performance certificate levels (one of the first Illinois music schools to be accredited by NASM)
  • Gain real-world experience through a variety of opportunities within the department (Community Music School, Music Therapy Clinic, Video/Audio Recording, Instrument Repair Shop) and outside the department (internship opportunities nationwide such as the Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony, Santa Fe Opera)
  • Perform in one of our 19 student ensembles, some with international touring opportunities
  • Join one of our 9 professional music organizations and network for your career by attending conferences, hosting events, collaborating with other student organizations around the Midwest, and volunteering within our community

Program Availability

  • Macomb

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • Executive Director of the Institute for Therapy through the Arts (Chicago, IL)
  • Project Manager, Babygrande Records (New York City)
  • Chief Musician, US Navy Band (Washington, DC)
  • K-12 music teachers around the nation (our students are prepared to teach in band/choir/orchestra/general music with an easily-transferrable degree to all 50 states)

Scholarships