Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp Scholarship Winners
The Guild of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra held auditions on April 1, 2023, and 34 Champaign County students in grades 6 through 12 performed for a panel of three judges, who awarded ten $400 scholarships for students to attend the 2023 Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) camp. Congratulations to these talented young musicians!
Benjamin Chang – B-Flat Clarinet; grade 12 at University Laboratory High School
Avery Lau – Clarinet; grade 8 at Franklin STEAM Academy
Daniel Lee – Cello; grade 8 at University Laboratory High School
Austo Li – Piano; grade 9 at Mahomet-Seymour High School
Emma Long – Violin; grade 6 at Campus Middle School for Girls
Evelyn Mizzen – Alto Saxophone; grade 6 at Franklin Middle School
Shinjian Song – Piano; grade 9 at Champaign Central High School
Shengshan Tang – Piano; grade 6 at Next Generation Grade School
Grace To – Flute; grade 11 at University Laboratory High School
James Yan – Piano; grade 8 at University Laboratory High School
Two students were awarded $250 ISYM Music Scholarships:
Lana Cooper – B-Flat Clarinet; grade 9 at University Laboratory High School
Jack Geiger – Double Bass; grade 7 at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School
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-tuition 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax-deductible donations support the continuation of ISYM scholarships and In-School programs.