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"The Band Directors' Workshop was the perfect experience to help me transition from being a student teacher in someone else's classroom to being a confident teacher in my first year on the job." - Amy Vasel, Illinois State music education alum

"I have been sending students to the Illinois State University Junior High Band camp for almost 20 years and have found it to be an incredible place for students to extend their study of music during the summer months." - Kimberly A. Farris, Director of Bands at Westlake Middle School

"I recommend this workshop to all looking for a few days of learning and inspiration." - Don Shupe, Director of Bands at Libertyville High School, retired

"This camp is affordable and gives my students an opportunity to be exposed to excellent musicians, music, and above all A LOT of playing over the summer. I love this camp!" - Darcie Condon, Director of Bands at Heritage Grove Middle School

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a guest clinician at the ISU Band Directors' Workshop last summer. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with dozens of dedicated and passionate band directors from throughout the state." - Chip De Stefano, Director of Bands at McCracken Middle School

STATE Summer Symposium


Summer Graduate Courses at Illinois State

Do you want to earn graduate credit hours, or even a specific Master's program at Illinois State University? Learn more about what summer course and program opportunities are available for graduate students.


 Summer 2015 Band Director Workshop Head Clinicians Confirmed!

Eureka High School Director of Bands, Todd Stalter  and New Trier High School Director of Bands, Matt Temple are going to be guest clinicians for the the 2015 Band Director Workshop!  Check out their bios and information on the staff page!


New Updates

Check out the new updates for The Band Director Workshop, Junior High Camps, and High School Band Camps!

  • The Band Director Workshop dates for summer 2015 are July 14th and 15th!
  • Graduate Credit information for 2015 has been listed above.
  • Session titles and speakers have been announced for Summer 2015.  Check out the schedule page!
  • The head clinicians for The Band Director Workshop have been listed for July 2015!


2016 Summer Band Camps

Registration for Illinois State University's STATE Summer Symposium will be available in early 2016.


Camps for Junior High School

Camps for High School

Illinois State University Summer Symposium is proud to be sponsored in part by:

      Music Shoppe and Pro Sound Center  Alfred
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