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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.

 ECIYO Auditions

The Conservatory announces the dates for auditions to the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra for the new season. Auditions for the orchestra will be held at these times:

  • Friday, May 26, 2017.
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 (also for those students interested in the UI School Music Academy)
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 and Sunday, June 11, 2017.

For information and audition time, please call (217) 356-9812. See this link for audition requirements

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