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Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp Scholarship Winners

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Guild of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra held auditions at Faith United Methodist Church and awarded ten $300 scholarships for students in grades 6–12 to attend Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) camp. Congratulations to these talented young musicians!

Payton Borich – Trumpet; age 16; grade 11 at Urbana High School
Romam Di Girolamo – Trombone;
Sierra Freund – Violin; age 13; grade 7 at Countryside School
Nathan Hollis – Clarinet;
Grace  Juhn – Piano; age 14; grade 9 at University Laboratory High School
Collin Jung – Violin;
Min Seung Kang – Alto Saxophone; age 15; grade 10 at Centennial High School
Anya Kaplan-Hartnett – Flute;
James Shin – Violin;
Grace Song – Piano;

Jenna Shin – Violin;
Yelim Kim – Cello;

The Guild of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is proud to provide scholarships every year to the Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) camp. ISYM is a series of weeklong programs in June and July at the University of Illinois for talented young musicians from grades 6–12.

Each spring, the Guild holds scholarship auditions open to all Champaign County students. The Guild awards 5 partial-tuition scholarships for students grades 6–8 and 5 partial scholarships for senior high school students. All qualified students who play orchestral instruments (voice and acting entries are not eligible) and meet the eligibility requirements in the ISYM Application Form (available at isym.music.illinois.edu/apply/index.php) may audition for a scholarship.

To learn more, please contact Guild member Paula Jones at (217) 352-8868 or paulasjones@att.net.

Tax-deductible donations support the continuation of ISYM scholarships and In-School programs.