College of Fine and Applied Arts

Music – Majors


Computer Science + Music

Instrumental Performance

Jazz Performance

Lyric Theatre



Music Education

Vocal Performance


  • Minimum GPA of 2.00 (3.00 for Music Education, 3.5 for Computer Science + Music)
  • For consideration to Computer Science + Music only: A Minimum grade of B+ in CS 124, CS 128, CS 173 and CS 225.
  • Student should apply no later than the sophomore year. Students will need three years to complete degree requirements after transfer.
  • Current Illinois students should contact the School of Music Admissions Office at prior to filling out the Supplemental Music Application form.
  • Students are required to complete a talent review as part of the admissions process. Program specific requirements can be found at:

Application Periods:

Students may apply for Fall and Spring admission.

  • Timeline for Fall: Apply by March 1, Complete talent review by April 1
  • Timeline for Spring: Apply by November 1, Complete talent review by November 15

Any student seeking an exception to this policy must submit a statement to detailing why they wish to be considered for off-cycle admission to the School of Music.

Important Links:

Department website


The Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the School of Music is Rebecca Spennetta. Questions and concerns can be addressed via email at