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The Conservatory of Central Illinois
116 North Chestnut Street, Suite 310
Champaign, Illinois 61820


The Conservatory of Central Illinois is the only not-for-profit community music school serving downstate Illinois. Located in downtown Champaign, The Conservatory opened its doors for instruction in August 1986. In the time since its founding, The Conservatory has taken its place as a leading cultural institution contributing to the quality of life in Champaign-Urbana.


The East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra has openings for musicians of all instruments! Auditions for the orchestra will be held at these times:

Strings (and UI School Music Academy) on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Winds, Brass & Percussion auditions will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 and Sunday, June 5, 2016.

 Music CDs

Music CDs are available from the January 18 ECIYO Concert. To obtain one of these wonderful CDs use the CD Order Form. This edition is sure to become a collector's item, so order one now!

Full Member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education

Founding Member of the Champaign County Cultural Consortium

The Conservatory of Central Illinois is funded in part
by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council

The Community Music School