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SCHOOLS BY STATE – Illinois


Music Schools in the state of Illinois

Welcome to Bridge to Music. If you're looking for a music school, festival or workshop you've come to the right place. Our easy to use listing will allow you to view, compare your selection and make the choice that's best for you.

You're on your way to finding the perfect music program. Here you'll find a complete list of Illinois music schools, Illinois music colleges and additional IL. Music programs. What are you looking for in an Illinois music school? This selection of top IL. music schools and IL. music conservatories can help you whether you are looking to study performance, music education, jazz studies, composition and more. Is geography important when choosing your school? We have information about music schools from Springfield, IL, to Chicago, IL.

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David Adler Cultural Center   David Adler Cultural Center compare
Libertyville IL 60048  
The David Adler Music and Arts Center is dedicated to promoting music and the arts as an integral part of everyday life. Its year-round activities are designed to foster critical thinking and interpr  more...
Augustana College   Augustana College
Rock Island IL 61201-2296  
Augustana College has a reputation for preparing outstanding music educators. Students participating in this vibrant program are drawn to the small class size and the individual attention they receive  more...
Bradley University   Bradley University
Peoria IL 61625  
The Department of Music at Bradley University offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Composition. There is also a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music and a Bac  more...
Chicago College of Performing Arts   Chicago College of Performing Arts
Chicago IL 60605  
Chicago College of Performing Arts brings together its professional degree programs in The Music Conservatory and The Theatre Conservatory. CCPA provides professional training for actors, musicians, a  more...
Conservatory of Central Illinois   Conservatory of Central Illinois compare
Champaign IL 61820  
The Conservatory is organized to provide opportunities for quality music education and experiences in East Central Illinois. The Conservatory promotes a lifelong appreciation of and interest in music   more...
Elmhurst College   Elmhurst College
Elmhurst IL 60126  
Elmhurst's music programs lead to careers in all aspects of the industry, including music business, teaching, and performance.   more...
Harper College   Harper College
Palatine IL 60067  
The Department of Music at Harper College is widely recognized as one of America's foremost music programs among two-year institutions of higher learning. It has offered and maintained a distingui  more...
Illinois State University   Illinois State University
Normal IL 61790-2200  
Our mission is to nurture and develop the talent and potential of each of our students, engaging them in rigorous training, to produce the best possible musicians, educators and individuals possible.  more...
Illinois Wesleyan Universiity   Illinois Wesleyan Universiity
Bloomington IL 61702-2900  
The School of Music at Illinois Wesleyan offers an intensive program of study based on a tradition of excellence and, at the same time, forward-looking and flexible curricula geared to the needs of th  more...
Music Institute of Chicago   Music Institute of Chicago compare
Lake Forest IL 60045  
We're the Music Institute of Chicago, established in 1931, the only independent community music school in Illinois, and one of just ten in the country to be accredited by the National Associa  more...
McHenry County Music Center   McHenry County Music Center compare
Crystal Lake IL 60014-6101  
The McHenry County Music Center (MCMC) offers private instruction in orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, voice and musicianship at our facility in Crystal Lake. Seven private studios and one larger  more...
Merit School of Music   Merit School of Music compare
Chicago IL 60607  
Merit School of Music provides high-quality music education to students in metropolitan Chicago. Its primary goals are to help young people achieve their full musical potential, to remove economic bar  more...
Music Academy of Rockford College   Music Academy of Rockford College
Rockford IL 61108-2393  
The Rockford College Music Academy is a not-for-profit community school of music dedicated to providing high quality, affordable instruction, and performance opportunities to academy students, regardl  more...
Music Arts School   Music Arts School compare
Highland Park IL 60035  
The mission of Music Arts School is to provide outstanding music instruction, helping students develop their artistic skills, foster their cognitive and creative growth, and experience the joy and enr  more...
Music Institute of Chicago   Music Institute of Chicago compare
Winnetka IL 60093  
We're the Music Institute of Chicago, established in 1931, the only independent community music school in Illinois, and one of just ten in the country to be accredited by the National Association of S  more...
North Park University   North Park University
Chicago IL 60631  
North Park University has a long history beginning in Minneapolis in 1891. Largely because the Swedish immigrants who founded the school were a singing community, music immediately became an important  more...
NIU Community School of the Arts   NIU Community School of the Arts compare
DeKalb IL 60115  
The mission of the NIU Community School of the Arts is to promote artisitic growth among all people in the community. The school encourages lifelong involvement in the arts and to this end provides a   more...
Northwestern University   Northwestern University compare
Evanston IL 60208-1200  
The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University offers a wide range of programs giving students the flexibility to pursue a variety of interests. Our distinguished faculty o  more...
Old Town School of Folk Music   Old Town School of Folk Music compare
Chicago IL 60625  
The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. As we begin our 50th year in 2007, enrol  more...
Sherwood Conservatory of Music at Columbia College Chicago   Sherwood Conservatory of Music at Columbia College Chicago compare
Chicago IL 60605  
Sherwood Conservatory of Music is an urban center for comprehensive community music education. A member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, the Conservatory trains gifted young mus  more...
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville   Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Edwardsville IL 62026-1600  
For 50 years, SIUE has been preparing music majors for satisfying careers. With a distinguished and caring faculty and successful alumni, we offer the finest music degree program in the St. Louis a  more...
Bloom School of Jazz   Bloom School of Jazz compare
Chicago IL 60604-2444  
You are joining the ranks of those who decided that it's time to make music. Music is without a doubt one the greatest celebrations of being human. In our beginner classes we take tremendous care   more...
Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians   Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians compare
Chicago IL 60622  
For 25 years, the Suzuki-Orff School of Music has built a tradition of music in the lives of our students and their families. We provide an engaging, relaxed approach to music education that helps chi  more...
VanderCook College of Music   VanderCook College of Music
Chicago IL 60616  
VanderCook College of Music is the only college in the country solely devoted to the preparation of music educators. For over 90 years, VanderCook graduates have been inspiring others through a love   more...
Western Illinois University   Western Illinois University
Macomb IL 61455-1390  
The School of Music at Western Illinois University is commited to a dual mission within the university: Helping each undergraduate and graduate music major and music minor to be the best musician they  more...
Wheaton College Community School of the Arts   Wheaton College Community School of the Arts
Wheaton IL 60187  
Founded in 1970, Wheaton College's Community School of the Arts (CSA) currently enrolls 1500 students from over 50 communities throughout the greater Chicago area. Since its inception, the school has   more...
Wheaton College   Wheaton College
Wheaton IL 60187-5593  
The Conservatory of Music functions both as a professional school with courses leading to the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, and as a department of the College, offerin  more...
Northern Illinois University   Northern Illinois University compare
Dekalb IL 60115  
Students participate in our award-winning instrumental and vocal ensembles and many also take part in a number of world music performance activities. The school's ensembles include choirs, orches  more...
Midwest Young Artists Chamber-Music Camp in Lake Forest, IL   Midwest Young Artists Chamber-Music Camp in Lake Forest, IL compare
Highwood IL 60040  
Midwest Young Artists (MYA) is the largest and most comprehensive youth ensemble music program in the Midwest. Founded in 1993 with one orchestra, MYA currently reaches over 600 students from 74 citie  more...
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale   Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's Summer Music Festival compare
Carbondale IL 62901  
SIUC offers summer programs for all ages.   more...
The People   The People's Music School compare
Chicago IL 60640  
The People’s Music School creates a world of harmony, creativity, and passion by fostering the universal language through free music instruction and performance.  more...
Benedictine University   Benedictine University
Lisle IL 60532  
The music program and its courses are designed to: 1. Provide opportunities to better understand and appreciate various kinds of music and their relationships to culture, education and history; 2. Com  more...
College of Lake Country   College of Lake Country
Grayslake IL 60030  
Welcome to the College of Lake County Music Department where you will find opportunities to study vocal and instrumental music. At CLC you can participate in our renowned Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemb  more...
Columbia College Chicago   Columbia College Chicago
Chicago IL 60605  
Students in Columbia's Music Department have the unique opportunity to expand their musical goals by interacting with virtually every department on campus — Film/Video, Audio Arts & Acoustics, Theater  more...
Eastern Illinois University   Eastern Illinois University
Charleston IL 61920  
The nationally accredited Department of Music takes pride in its tradition of providing exceptional training for music educators, performers, and composers. Our highly-qualified faculty is deeply comm  more...
Millikin University   Millikin University
Decauter IL 62522  
Our mission statement is clear, to develop the whole musician - artistically, intellectually, and technically through the integration of theory and practice. To that end, our faculty is dedicated to e  more...
North Central College   North Central College
Naperville IL 60540  
The Department of Music at North Central College equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience to be a successful musician or music educator who stands out from the crowd. Regardless of your ac  more...
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale   Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Carbondale IL 62901  
SIUC School of Music has completed our move back into Altgeld Hall, our historic home that recently underwent an $11 million renovation. We now have a state of the art facility for the study of music  more...
University of Illinois   University of Illinois
Urbana IL 61801  
The mission of the School of Music is to advance the art of music and its related disciplines. It seeks to educate students in the various fields of the profession and to promote an understanding of m  more...
University of Illinois - Chicago   University of Illinois - Chicago
Chicago IL 60607-7130  
The Department of Performing Arts (DPA), a unit of the College of Architecture and the Arts, offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music or Theatre and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. DPA's mi  more...
Roosevelt University   Roosevelt University
Chicago IL 60655-1390  
Founded in 1867 as Chicago Musical College, and long recognized as one of the nation's outstanding schools for the intensive and rigorous training of professional musicians, this premier instituti  more...
University of St. Francis   University of St. Francis
Joliet IL 60435  
The Music program at the University of St. Francis is focused primarily on Choral-Vocal music; students can choose which program is right for them, including the Bachelor of Arts in Music, non-teachin  more...
University of Chicago   University of Chicago
Chicago IL 60637  
Founded in 1933, the Department of Music at the University of Chicago came to prominence in the 1960's as a major center of musical research and composition. Once the institutional homa of such le  more...