Our more than 60 faculty are nationally, and internationally, recognized performers and mentors dedicated to supporting you and helping you realize your potential as music artists, educators and scholars.

You’ll have incredible opportunities to perform in a wide range of ensembles in everything from jazz to steelband, orchestra to choirs and those devoted to the music of Indonesia, China and Middle East.

We also host a New Music Festival and a World Music Festival annually.

Music Scholarships for Current Students

The NIU School of Music awards more than $250,000 in scholarships every year. Learn more about what's available and how to apply.

School of Music Scholarships