The Good Old Songs They Sing at Illinois, sheet music cover from Joe Rank

Talk: Music at Illinois, a talk by Joe Rank

Program on the History of University of Illinois Musical Tradition

On November 16 at 4:00 pm, the Spurlock Museum will join with the University of Illinois Alumni Association to present Music at Illinois, a special program on popular music written especially for or about the University. Over the course of the past century and a half, students, alumni, and faculty created a number of musical traditions that bind link them together across generations. One of Illinois’ most enduring traditions is its music. This free program presented by retired Alumni Association vice president Joseph Rank is held in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum’s temporary exhibit Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150


For further information on this event, contact Beth Watkins at or (217) 265-5485

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.