UIC School of Theatre & Music August News

School of Theatre & Music August News

School of Theatre & Music





The School of Theatre & Music provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of its diverse, urban context. These programs develop practical knowledge, cultural sensitivity, intellectual resourcefulness, and imaginative daring in emerging artists and scholars.


UIC music alum Eric Brink on the big screen at Lollapalooza, performing with Wildcat! Wildcat!

Show us what you got!

Performing in a great show over your summer break? Playing a gig with UIC alums? Tag us on instagram and let us know what you’re up to or follow us to find out what’s happening at the School of Theatre & Music this summer.


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A busy summer for UIC Theatre & Music
Along with another successful year of our Summer Program in the Arts for incoming freshmen, STM launched three new high school arts camps this year!

Over the course of three weeks 75 high school students worked with UIC faculty and guest artists to create an original theatre work, polish their jazz improvisation skills and/or perform in symphonic band with students from all over Chicagoland. Visit our facebook page or gallery to see more photos.

Take a guess & win free tickets!

We are incredibly excited to announce our upcoming theatre season next week. In the meantime we just can’t help dropping a few hints about our plans so we decided to let you in on the fun.

If you’re not already following us on facebook or instagram (@uictheatremusic) get on over there quick! We’ll share tidbits about a different play each day. Comment with your best guess on which work we’re presenting and we’ll pick a winner at random to join us on opening night!

P.S. UIC Theatre students – sorry guys, no insider trading allowed, you don’t get to play!

Walkin’ About

The Jazz Ensemble’s new CD is now available! Walkin’ About is led by Andy Baker, Director of Jazz Studies, and features guest vocalist Cheryl Wilson. You can purchase a copy now at the School of Theatre & Music office (1040 W. Harrison St, L017) for $10 or pick one up at the ensemble’s Chicago Jazz Festival appearance later this month.

Jazz Ensemble
August 31, 2:50pm
Young Lion’s Stage, Millennium Park

Chicago Jazz Festival 

Come play with us

Regardless of your intended major, schedule, or ability level, there is a music ensemble for you here at UIC. Visit our ensembles page to learn more about the UIC Choirs, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, University Band, Pep Band, and String Orchestra.

News from STM

We’re thrilled to welcome two more new faculty members this month.

Rachelle Palnick Tsachor joins us as Assistant Professor of Theatre in Movement. Her research, scholarship and artistic creation focus on the connection between the mind and the body, and how function and expression work well together.

Saxophonist Christopher Madsen comes on board as music faculty. Since returning to Chicago he has performed all over the city with his own groups as well as the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Ron Perrillo quartet, and the Rob Parton, Tom Matta, Mulligan Mosaics, and Joe Clark big bands. He has released four albums under his name and been involved with countless other recording projects.
Along with acting as faculty director for our theatre camp, Jason Martin somehow found the time to coach FIVE different accents for Merry Wives of Windsor at First Folio Theatre and is currently coaching dialect for a new adaptation of Jane Eyre at Lifeline Theatre. His summer activities covered RP British, Cockney, Devonshire, Welsh, French, Polish, and Yorkshire. What a mouthful!

For more news about the school and faculty, visit our news page.