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 at 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.

For more information about the history of ISYM, please read the 2009 article, Still Young at Heart: ISYM at 60, from the School of Music’s News Magazine Sonorities.