Composition, History, & Theory

The Composition and Theory Department includes the areas of composition, music history, music theory, and world music.  Among the department's faculty are a composer/theorist/conductor who is also Director of the School of Music, an authority on Prokofiev and Russian music, and a Guggenheim award-winning composer who coordinates the campus visits of renowned composers and more


  The School of Music offers many opportunities for performance.  Venues include weekly repertoire/performance classes, departmental recitals (featuring performers from every piano studio), convocations highlighting soloists and ensembles from across the School of Music, concerto performances with the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra, extensive chamber music opportunities, and solo more

Music Education

  The Music Education program it Illinois Wesleyan University strives to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required for careers as successful music educators. At Illinois Wesleyan University, teacher preparation candidates complete a program that gives them the opportunity to obtain an initial K-12 teaching certificate in the field of more


  All string students work directly with internationally recognized faculty and prominent guest artists.  The School of Music at IWU is distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and faculty, featuring private lessons and weekly studio classes and chamber music more

Winds, Brass & Percussion


At IWU, you are supported all along the way to becoming a first class performer on your chosen instrument, no matter which degree program you choose. The School of Music at IWU offers a wide range of ensemble experiences for wind and percussion students.  Musical organizations on campus are open to all students, regardless of more

Voice & Choral

  Visit the IWU voice and choral department webpage.  Here you will find information pertaining to vocal ensemble opportunities, opera workshop experiences, vocal related courses and student solo performances.  Under the guidance of a dedicated and knowledgeable faculty, students are encouraged to achieve their potential and to prepare themselves for professional more