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Welcome to the SIU School of Music!

Here are some reasons you need to considering applying to SIU today:

  • No Out-of-State tuition. You get the same tuition rate as local students.
  • Generous academic scholarships. Meet the GPA requirements and automatically be awarded up to $22,000.
  • Competitive academic scholarships for freshman and transfer students with awards up to $102,000 (full tuition/fees, room and board, and books guaranteed for four years). The deadline to be considered is October 30. For more info, please go to
  • Dedicated music scholarships on top of any other financial aid. We want you to be here.
  • Small faculty to student ratio. Get personalized attention from faculty that care about you.
  • 100% Job Placement rate of Music Education majors. Our students get jobs.
  • With 46 reciprocity agreements with other states, take your Illinois teaching license across state lines. Recent graduates have found positions in New York City (NY) and Myrtle Beach (SC).
  • Play piano? The Steven Barwick Piano Scholarship is one of the top scholarships available for aspiring concert pianists. Come to SIU and study with two dedicated faculty members with degrees from Eastman and the Manhattan School of Music.

Have any questions? Please email
Prefer to chat over the phone? Call Dr. Butler at 618-453-5810.