About the School of Music


Senior piano major Sarah Muehlbauer reveals how she chose Illinois Wesleyan, and Professor Kent Cook talks about why he loves teaching undergraduate students – who are at a time in life when they are experiencing many changes that can be expressed in their music.

Sarah also shares some of the special experiences available within the School of Music – including the annual Concerto Aria competition, a May Term travel course to Kyustendil, Bulgaria to perform with chamber musicians, and study abroad.



Senior John Cossio, opera performance major, talks about discovering newfound passion for music after enrolling at Illinois Wesleyan. 



Sarah describes her process for applying to graduate programs, and Prof. Cook discusses future opportunities for music performance students.



John offers advice on preparing for graduate school auditions, most importantly: "get all those head games out of the way before I set foot on that stage."