Illinois Summer Music ONLINE!

Registration for 2020 is now closed. Thank you to all who joined us this summer! 

Join us throughout the month of July for free virtual sessions with our faculty. Covering a range of topics, everyone from middle school through retiree is bound to find a session of interest.

Computer Music

What do you need to do to participate?

All of Illinois Summer Music ONLINE is presented free of charge, we only ask that you register. You will receive links to each of the presentations about a day before they go live.

Sessions will be streamed on the Zoom and/or YouTube live platforms. Don't worry if you don't have Zoom installed on your computer or have a Zoom account, as all sessions will be viewable with just a browser and an internet connection. A few sessions will ask for a little advance work and most are expected to include live chat and room for Q/A. 

The line-up is getting pretty full, but we do expect to add more sessions along the way so be sure to check back for updates.

Michael Silvers

Week of July 6-10

"Leadership 101: The Time is Now!" with Barry Houser | Monday, July 6th, 1:30 PM

"Sharpening Your Music Reading Skills" with Andrea Solya | Tuesday, July 7th - 10:00 AM

"Journey Through Black Music: Art. Aesthetics. Activism." with Ollie Watts Davis | Wednesday, July 8, 1:30 PM

"So You Want To Be a Music Teacher?" with Jeananne Nichols and Bridget Sweet | Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 PM

"Careers in Collaborative Piano" with Casey Robards | Thursday, July 9, 10:00 AM

"Beginning Jazz Improvisation" with Chip McNeill | Friday, July 10, 10:00 AM

Week of July 13-17

"Healthy Choices for Voices" with Yvonne Redman | Monday, July 13, 10:00 AM

"An Introduction to Music and Animals" with Michael Silvers | Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14-15, 10:00 AM

"Thinking about a career in singing?" with Nathan Gunn | Tuesday, July 14th, 1:30 PM

"What's a music director?" with Julie Gunn and Michael Tilley | Wednesday, July 15th, 1:30 PM

"Preparing to Audition in Lyric Theatre" with Sarah Wigley | Thursday, July 16th, 1:30 PM

Composition Masterclass for High School Students with Reynold Tharp and Stephen Taylor | Thursday, July 16th, 1:30 PM

"The High School Jazz Bassist" with Larry Gray | Friday, July 17, 1:30 PM

"Elevating your Trombone and Musical Skills" with Elliot Chasanov | Friday, July 17th - 1:30 PM


Ollie Watts Davis and Casey Robards


Week of July 20-24

"Musician Health and Wellness" with Bridget Sweet | Monday, July 20th, 1:30 PM

"Couperin and The Art of the Harpsichord" with Charlotte Mattax Moersch | Tuesday, July 21, 10:00 AM

"Renaissance Music and Riddles" with Megan Eagen-Jones | Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 AM

Jazz Drum Set Master Class "Techniques and Styles" with Joel Spencer | Wednesday, July 22, 1:30 PM

Composition Masterclass for High School Students with Reynold Tharp and Stephen Taylor | Thursday, July 23rd, 1:30 PM

"The High School Jazz Guitarist" with Larry Gray | Friday, July 24, 1:30 PM

Week of July 27-31

"Introduction to Art Song" with Casey Robards | Monday, July 27, 10:00 AM

"Introduction to Audio and Video Editing" with Frank Horger | July 28-30, 1:30 PM

"Seminar on Stephen Sondheim" with Jeff Magee | Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, 11:00 AM