Welcome to the NIU School of Music! We’re glad you’re interested in studying with us. At NIU, you get the best of everything, from personalized attention and support to all the resources and experiences offered by a major research institution. You’ll work one-on-one with our world-renowned faculty, who perform across the country and around the world. Since we’re just 65 miles west of Chicago, you’ll have access to the music and culture of the city while you thrive in a hometown community that allows you to focus on your craft.
There are many ways to be involved with our School of Music. Whether you are interested in being a major, a minor or just being involved in ensembles, there's a place for you.