Accepted Students

General Information


Illinois Summer Youth Music
1114 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
217.244.3404 |

Registration and Student Housing
Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR)
1010 W. Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801-4789

Arrival and Registration Day

Session 1 | Monday, June 20
Session 2 | Sunday, June 26
Session 3 | Sunday, July 10
Session 4 | Sunday, July 17

9:00-11:00 am: Arrival and Registration at ISR
9:00- noon: ISYM Placement Auditions (times/location assigned in registration line)
11:30 am: ISYM Parent Meeting – Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center
12:00 pm: Lunch on your own (Session 1, parents depart and dorm meals begin for students)
1:30 pm: Campus Tour for all campers. Meet in your floor lobby. (Commuters can participate with assigned floor counselor) Parents are free to leave at this point.
2:45 pm: Audition results posted in ISR Lobby!
3:30 pm: First Rehearsals/Meetings. Counselors will walk you over!
5:15 pm: First Head check and dinner. First meal provided by ISYM.

Here is what you can plan on when arriving at ISYM:

  1. Arrive between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Registration runs from 9:00-11:00 am and students are registered and given an audition time in order of arrival.
  2. Park carefully!
  3. Leave your belongings in the car and proceed to the registration line. A parent may accompany their child through the registration line.
  4. In the registration line, students will receive their room and floor assignments, T-shirts, name badge, and audition time and location.
  5. After going through the registration line, students can either warm up for their audition in their assigned space or move into your dorm room depending upon assigned audition time. All students will be given an audition time that allows time for warm up. Most students will audition first and then move into their room.
  6. When moving into dorms, only one parent on the floor at a time.
  7. You will receive a “Welcome Downbeat” newsletter in the registration line. Refer to this for the rest of the Sunday schedule.
  8. Late check-ins: proceed to the ISYM Counseling Office (Room 113 ISR). Registration and late auditions will be taken care of when you arrive.

Directions/Maps of Campus:


  • Free parking on Saturday and Sunday is located in the adjacent lot next to ISR (D-9) and in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Metered parking is free on Sunday ONLY.
  • Read all signs and meters to determine parking restrictions/enforcements. ISYM is not responsible for fines.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!