Music Open Studies


What is Music Open Studies?

The Music Open Studies major allows you to explore areas of specialization according to your unique experiences and musical interests. These interests can include jazz, piano pedagogy, musical theatre, arts administration, foreign language, and more. In other words, this program is a chance for you to design your own major within Music. Whatever you choose, Music Open Studies allows you to explore and find what interests you. You must pass an audition for acceptance into this program.

Career Options

  • Arts administration
  • Foreign language
  • Music & culture
  • Musical theatre
  • Piano pedagogy

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

28% employed after graduation

57% attending graduate school

2% volunteering

Insufficient survey data is available for average starting annual income.

Sample employer destinations: The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney World, School of Rock, Guitar Center

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington-Seattle

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

27 - 31 ACT Score

1270 - 1390 SAT Score

3.25 - 3.95 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994


  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476


  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350