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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 2016 Band Director Workshop Head Clinicians

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Lakeview Junior High School Band Director, Tom Tedeschi  and ISU's Joe Manfredo will be the 2016 clinicians. Check out their bios on the clinicians page!  Additional clinicians include Dr. David Snyder, professor of music education at Illinois State and Mr. Brian Weidner, formerly of McHenry County High School and now a Ph.D. student at Northwestern. 

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 2016 are July 13 and 14
  • Graduate Credit information for 2016 has been listed above.
  • Professional Development Hours now available for the 2016 BD Workshop (13 hours)
  • Session titles and speakers to be announced soon!
  • Registration now open for the Demoulin Education Clinic.


2017 Summer Band Camps

Registration for Illinois State University's STATE Summer Symposium will be available in early 2017.


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
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