Illinois Wesleyan
School of Music

Explore your passion

A Top Notch Experience

For over 150 years, the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music has enjoyed a national reputation for producing talented musicians, vocalists, composers and music educators. Learn from our distinguished faculty. Student-faculty relationships are essential to any musician’s education and training. Our low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that every student will enjoy personal attention in class settings and a close mentoring relationship with an applied teacher.

Our Mission

The School of Music at Illinois Wesleyan University offers a transformative experience that helps students grow into inspiring musicians and well-rounded individuals through rigorous training and the acquisition of comprehensive knowledge and skills. As a professional music school firmly set within a liberal arts university, we are committed to providing a challenging, supportive, inclusive, and richly diverse environment for the cultivation of musical talent to contribute to the expression of truths and the upliftment of humanity that the creative and performing arts uniquely supply.

Be Breakthrough

Combine professional training with a nationally-ranked education.
Up to $40,000in renewable music scholarships
35 New Steinway & Sons Pianos
100 Concerts and Recitalseach year


Opportunities to Perform
Between our 10 different ensembles - such as choir and orchestra to jazz and opera - we're sure you'll find a place to continue your love of music. 
Student Organizations 
Student Organizations 
A love of music has always brought people together which is why we have multiple music-related student organizations. 
Check out all of our upcoming events. Highlights of the year include our annual Jazz Festival and Symposium of Contemporary Music


A Day in the Life with Cameron Kidd '22
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