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Faculty & Staff

The SIU Summer Music Camp faculty includes acclaimed conductors, musicians, and music educators from the Southern Illinois University School of Music, the Chicago and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, and Big Ten and SEC Universities.

Counselors

Our dedicated counseling staff is hand-selected from outstanding future music educators at Southern Illinois University, as well as practicing public school music teachers.

Counselors supervise all student activities during and after the rehearsal/class day, including supervision in the dormotories. They are on 24-hour call throughout the duration of the camp, and can assist with any special student needs.

Housing

Students who chose Resident Status are housed in the newly-renovated SIU Towers. A short walking distance to campus and to the School of Music, each residence hall is air-conditioned for comfortable sleeping and evening activities. Students share a room with one other participant, and requests among campers a specific person for his or her roommate are honored.

You can make this request on our CAMP REGISTRATION FORM

Meals

To ensure that every student be presented with a healthy meal option during their time at camp, meals are now provided as part of the camp fee for both Resident and Commuting campers. Campers will be issued a meal card during camp registration, which they may use at any meal location of their choice in the SIU Student Center. A wide variety of healthy meals are available, including vegetarian dishes. For a change a pace, the Student Center also offers a wide range of fast food options, including Chick-fil-A, Sbarro and Starbucks. Meals begin with breakfast on Monday and are served through lunch on Friday.

Daily Activities

In addition to fun-filled campus events and recreational activities, Summer Music Campers will experience:

  • Full and Section rehearsals
  • Music Classes
  • Lessons with SIU School of Music faculty

Directions

To reach the SIU Campus, follow the directions below (or plot your own itinerary using this Google Maps link):

            Illinois MapFrom the East (from Highway 57) you will enter Carbondale on Highway 13 (Main St.) headed West.  Turn South (left) on Wall Street (fourth stop light). Proceed through the light at Grand Ave and turn right at the next street (Logan Drive) and bear left at the “Y”. Take the next right (Neely Drive). Neely Hall is the furthest tower.

            From the West (from Murphysboro) you will enter Carbondale on Highway 13 (Main St. which will become Walnut St.) headed East.  Turn South (right) on Highway 51 South (University Avenue). Turn East (left) on Grand and proceeding to the next stop light which is Wall. Turn South (right) on Wall and turn right at the next street (Logan Drive) and bear left at the “Y”.  Take the next right (Neely Drive). Neely Hall is the furthest tower.

            From the South (from Anna-Jonesboro) you will enter Carbondale on Highway 51 North.  To reach the dorm, the Arena on the left, watch for the Power Plant on your left. Go past the first stop light (Lincoln Drive) and turn right at the second (Grand Ave.) Proceed to the stop light at Wall St. where you turn right and in about one block turn right at the next street (Logan Drive) and bear left at the “Y”.  Take the next right (Neely Drive). Neely Hall is the furthest tower.

SIU Campus Map can be found: http://www.siu.edu/maps/