Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Curriculum

How do I know if I am ready for ISYM?

Pre-College, Junior and Senior Large Ensembles, Jazz, and Musical Theatre

Music Composition, Music Technology, Rock Band, and Hip-Hop

What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

What is the daily schedule like?

What types of electives are offered?

Student Life

What is the student-to-counselor ratio?

What do ISYM participants do in the evening?

May I request a specific roommate?

What do I do if I have food allergies. (i.e. peanuts, gluten)?

I have a relative who lives in Champaign-Urbana who would like to take me to dinner one evening.  May I leave the ISYM campus?

How do early and late arrivals and Late departures work?

Please read about arriving and departing from ISYM here.

How can I get from the airport to the U of I campus?

What do I need to bring?

Here's a list of things to bring.

Drums in Rock Band/Song Writing and Jazz

What do I do about medications?

May I bring a laptop, and is there internet access?

May I bring a car to campus?

May I bring a cell phone with me?

What items are restricted at ISYM?