Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) is a comprehensive and intensive program of music instruction for student musicians held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During the past 66 years, more than 1,000 students have annually enrolled in ISYM. Many past participants are now performing in major symphony orchestras and other professional ensembles. Even more of our ISYM alumni have become successful teachers, engineers, scientists, lawyers, doctors, and business executives.
One of the primary goals for ISYM participants is to develop musical skills, and to improve the understanding and appreciation of music. With the myriad of program options, students participate in programs that appropriately challenge one’s musical skill level.