Community & Preparatory Programs
Center for Experimental Music
The SIUC School of Music has a history of composition via technology that extends back to the early 1960's, when the late Robert Moog, at the beginning of his ground-breaking career, personally built his third MOOG SYNTHESIZER for the university. The Center for Experimental Music (CEM) was established in 1990 to continue this tradition into the computer age. To learn more about the center, CLICK HERE.
Southern Illinois Children's Choir
The Southern Illinois Children's Choir program, now in its second decade, is open to singers in grades 3 through 9. The organization is made up of two auditioned treble ensembles: the Apprentices, which is a training choir, and the Choristers, which is a more advanced group. The Director is Alice Berry. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. To learn more about the program, CLICK HERE.
Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra
For over one hundred years, the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra (SISO), composed of faculty and students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), as well as talented community members and area professionals, has brought outstanding music to Southern Illinois. To learn more about SISO, CLICK HERE.
Southern Illinois Civic Orchestra
Designed for young musicians, the Civic Orchestra is both an educational and social experience for the students from the Southern Illinois region. The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Eric Lenz and Jennifer Presars. To learn more about the program, contact Eric Lenz or Jennifer Presar.
Southern Illinois Summer Festival
The annual Southern Illinois Music Festival features more than 50 performances in venues from Mt. Vernon to Cairo and Murphysboro to Marion, including a six-concert series at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Shryock Auditorium. Musicians from throughout the United States, Europe and Asia perform orchestral and chamber music, opera, ballet, musical theater, jazz, patriotic and new music, in an informal atmosphere. Casual dress is welcome! This program is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. To learn more about the festival, CLICK HERE.
Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society
Presentations in various venues by an ever-changing group of our talented faculty and guest artists. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
SIUC School of Music Community Outreach
Comprehensive music education for all ages from 0 to adults-we offer violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano lessons as well as kindermusik. To learn more about the Community Outreach, CLICK HERE.
Carterville Fine Arts Academy
Part of the School of Music Community Outreach, CFA offers lessons and classes in music, theater/drama, and art for Pre-School and Grades K-12 age students. See more about its offerings here: Carteville Fine Arts Academy.
Summer Music Camps 2012
SIUC School of Music offers summer music camps in High School Band, Jazz Improvisation, Junior High Band, Children’s Choir, and Guitar (see next entry). New this year will be High School Marching camps which will be open to students who are drum majors, drum lines (individuals or entire sections), or color guard (individuals or entire squads). Visit our Summer Music Camp page for detailed information: Summer Music Camps 2012
2012 SIUC Guitar Camp
The camp is an intense week of classical guitar studies in technique and interpretation. Sessions will meet four hours each day and levels of study are for beginners to advanced. The seminar is conducted by Joseph Palermo, Lecturer of Classical Guitars, SIUC. University credit can also be earned and has to be paid for separate from the registration fee. More information can be found here: 2012 Guitar Camp.
2013 Summer Piano Camp
The School of Music is offering a Piano Camp July 28-August 2, intended for students in Grades 7 and above (collegiate students included) learning late intermediate to advanced level literature. Included is a Piano Competition with prizes awarded! There will also be a Teaching Seminar directed at piano teachers.
More information can be found here: 2013 SIUC Piano Camp
Klassics 4 Kids
Strollers welcome! A free concert series designed to expose youngsters (and their parents), from birth through preschool, to live classical music and jazz. Concerts are held on various Tuesdays in Altgeld Hall, Rm. 112 at 10:00am throughout the year. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. To learn more, email email@example.com.
SIU Suzuki School
The SIU Suzuki School offers comprehensive musical training in violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano for all ages using the Suzuki method. Flexible tuition packages are designed to meet the musical needs of every student. Instrumental technique, note reading, music theory, history, and interpretation are incorporated into a combination of private and group lessons.
Frequent performance opportunities are provided for students on campus throughout the region.
More information can be found here.
Cape Hatteras Performing Arts Camp
is being offered in Buxton, North Carolina from July 25-29, 2011. More information can be found here.
Kindermusik is an award-winning system for newborns through age seven and their parents. In a Kindermusik class, educators lead a group of parents and their children through activities, using music and movement, that nurture skills in the whole child: cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and language.
More on Kindermusik here.