University of Illinois School of Music

Street 1114 W. Nevada Street
City Urbana
State IL
Postal 61801
Country United States
Category Collegiate Jazz Program
No jazzstudents 90
Tot students 800 total, (400 undergraduate, 400 graduate). 42,000 students total at the University of Illinois.
Degrees bach Bachelor's of Music (B.M), Bachelor's of Music Education (B.M.E) with a specialization in Jazz Studies
Degrees grad Master's of Music (M.M.) in Jazz Performance, Artist Diploma (A.D.), and Doctorate of Musical Arts (D.M.A) in Jazz Performance
Faculty Ron Bridgewater (saxophone), Tito Carrillo (trumpet), Larry Gray (double bass), Joan Hickey (piano), Chip McNeill (saxophone and division chair), Jim Pugh (trombone), Joel Spencer (drums), Chip Stephens (piano). For information on all faculty, visit:
Alumns Cecil Bridgewater, Ron Bridgewater, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Colgrass, Sheila Johnson, Howie Smith, Jim McNeely, Kim Richmond, Joel Spencer, Joe Farrell, and Jon Burr.
Jazzbands 4 Jazz Bands, 10 Jazz Combos, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Saxophone Ensemble, Jazz Trombone Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Student-Faculty Jazz Ensemble, and 2 Vocal Jazz Ensembles
Description The University of Illinois School of Music consistently ranks in the top 10 music schools in the country. The School of Music provides students with competitive skills as musicians, marketing skills for employment within the arts, and an Illinois network that exceeds more the 8,000 living music alumni and nearly 500,000 University of Illinois alumni. The Jazz program offers unique degrees in jazz performance, composition/arranging and cultural studies/jazz history at the undergraduate, masters and DMA levels.
Tuition instate $13,640
Tuition outstate $28,266
Notes Undergraduate Application Deadline: December 1st - || Graduate Application Deadline: December 1st -
Primary contact name Music Admissions
Primary contact phone 217-244-7899
Primary contact email [email protected]
Admissions contact name Music Admissions
Admissions contact phone 217-244-7899
Admissions contact email [email protected]
Jazz contact name Chip McNeill
Jazz contact title Division Chair and Jazz Saxophone Professor
Jazz contact phone 217-333-9703
Jazz contact email [email protected]
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