RECENT FACULTY ADDITIONS
ISYM is pleased to announce the following additions to the faculty this summer:
Senior Chorus - Session 1
Barrington Coleman, Director, U of I Varsity Mens Glee Club
Junior Symphonic Band - Session 2
Margene Pappas, Oswego HS (retired)
Junior Strings - Session 2
John Fetter, Eastman School of Music
Junior Chorus - Session 3
Ben Luginbuhl, Normal Community High School
Junior Symphonic Band - Session 3
J. Ashley Jarrell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Junior Concert Band - Session 3
William Rank, Oak Prairie Junior High School, Homer Glen, ILL.
Trombone Week - Session 3
Dr. Marc LaChance, Hastings College
Bernhard Scully, Asst. Professor of Horn, will join Audrey Good (Toronto Symphony) and Gerry Wood (U-Texas Arlington) for Horn Week during Session 3
In order to maintain balanced instrumentation in ensembles or proper student teacher ratios, some instrument/program combinations have had their registration closed. In some cases this may be temporary. Please be sure to check the list of sections that are closed, or are expected to close soon.
New for 2014 - String Institute @ ISYM
ISYM is excited to announce that for 2014, The Jupiter Quartet will join Rudolf Haken (viola) and Dmitry Kouzov (cello) to lead the Pre-College string programs. Violin Week, Viola Week and Cello Week will combine forces to offer chamber music experience in addition to the traditional pre-college training for each instrument.
Natalie Weiss to give master class for Musical Theatre
Best known for her YouTube videos and for being a semi-finalist on American Idol in season 4, Natalie recently completed a 2 1/2 year run performing multiple ensemble roles on the Les Misérables 25th anniversary tour.
Composition at ISYM
ISYM has long been known for its bands and orchestras, but there is a little-known corner of activity tucked away up on the fifth floor of the music building where some ISYMers hone their skills as composers. Led by composer Stephen Taylor, ISYM composers have access to the state-of-the-art Computer Assisted Music Instruction Laboratory (CAMIL).
Composers bring a partially completed work to ISYM where it is further refined and developed. The week culminates in a live performance by ISYM staff musicians
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