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The Department of Music at Eastern Illinois University is dedicated to the advancement and elevation of the art of music. An innovative curriculum and our exceptional faculty and facilities combine to produce future teachers, performers and audiences for the art of music. Our former students are now musical leaders in classrooms, teaching studios and on stages in the state of Illinois, throughout the U.S and, indeed, worldwide.

As a result of its excellence in teaching, dedication to small class sizes, competitive tuition rates and other factors, Eastern has been consistently ranked as one of the finest institutions in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek. The nationally-accredited Department of Music at Eastern takes pride in its tradition of providing exceptional training for music educators, performers, and composers. Our faculty is deeply committed to providing the utmost in personal attention throughout degree programs of every student. As a result, we have an outstanding record for job placements, and our graduates are respected leaders in all fields of music.

Whether you are a student, alumnus, friend or future student, we invite you to explore this web site to learn more about the Department, and we invite you to visit campus and see first-hand the extraordinary opportunities that exist here.

Jerry L. Daniels, Chair


The Music Department invites you to read our Spring 2014 Newsletter (click here)!

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Why Choose EIU for Music?

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