Application is Now Open for ISYM 2017
Take a moment to check out all the changes we have in store for 2017 and when you are ready, click on the Apply Now link on the left.
Also new in 2017, ISYM is offering a multiple program discount. When a student enrolls in two programs, you will receive $100 off the total ($50 for commuters). See the Program Costs page for more details.
History and Mission
Our mission is to provide each student a safe yet challenging environment where they may experience music making with other highly motivated musicians from across the state of Illinois and beyond. It is also our intent that students take what they have learned back to their programs back home, thus enriching music programs for an even wider reach.
Our comprehensive offerings include programs for virtually any young musician. Whether it is clarinet or composition, musical theatre or chorus, young musicians will be able to find a program that is both nurturing and challenging for their level of experience.
isym 2017 program weeks
june 18-24, 2017
senior high large ensembles
june 25-july 1, 2017
junior high large ensembles
july 9-15, 2017
july 16-22, 2017 (bands only)
july 16-22, 2017.
June 18-24, 2017 (grades 8-12): Pre-College Academy Advanced Piano
July 9-15, 2017 (grades 6-8): Junior Piano
July 16-22, 2017 (grades 6-12): Intermediate Piano
isym scholarship fund
Many students are able to attend ISYM each year due to the generous scholarship support of local service organizations, booster groups, and individual donors.
We have established the ISYM Scholarship and Support Fund so that we may reach more schools, communities and students with our ISYM programs.
Illinois Summer Youth Music Scholarship and Support Fund