Illinois Summer Youth Music
Illinois Summer Youth Music offers inspiring and enriching musical experiences for aspiring musicians from grade 5 through high school senior. Hosted on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ISYM students experience a taste of college life on a Big-Ten campus. Dorm life, Campustown (Green Street), the Quad and of course Krannert Center for the Performing Arts all contribute to the experience.
Large ensemble programs in Band, Chorus, Orchestra and Jazz offer young musicians of all levels an opportunity to hone their skills in a focused environment. Daily rehearsals, sectionals, and technique classes are complemented by an elective class and an array of evening activities. Through our elective classes, students can explore areas in music not normally available to junior and senior high musicians. Examples include conducting, computer-music applications, composition-theory, ukulele, and guitar.
For the advanced high school student considering music study at the college level, or just desiring a more narrow focus, ISYM offers individual week-long programs for most instruments in the Pre-College Program. With an average enrollment of just 15-20, and a student to faculty ratio of 5:1, each Pre-College program offers it's own tailored curriculum with plenty of attention from instructors.
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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