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Welcome to Northeastern Illinois University's Department of Music and Dance Program!

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and is home to the Dance Program, which offers a minor in dance. This site highlights the many exceptional academics, faculty, performances and programs produced through the department. Your learning is an important endeavor and we look forward to working with you as you take the next steps in your education and growth.

Whether you are interested in a major or minor in music education, performance or a general music B.A. track, the music program places an emphasis on the development of your musical performance abilities. Many of Northeastern’s faculty members have trained at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. This level of knowledge and experience, along with your personal investment, will make your studio lessons second-to-none. Participation in musical ensembles is a requirement of all music students, as well as attendance at live performances each semester. All students seeking admission to the music program must perform a live audition.

For technical questions please check out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.

General inquiries may be directed to the main Music office at (773) 442-5900 or to

Are you ready to explore the music program at Northeastern? Contact Sasha Gerritson, Scholarship and Recruitment Coordinator at (773) 442-5906.