Youth Music Illinois mentors area youth to develop a repertoire of skills for both music and life through the power of live performance. It enriches and unites our community by fostering a lifelong appreciation of the arts.

Through many programs young people become stronger, better musicians. More importantly, our student musicians develop skills to master any professional field they choose.

Studying music at a high level increases critical thinking, builds confidence and leadership abilities, teaches conflict management techniques, and reinforces the idea that the only real way to success is through their own focused, dedicated, hard work.

Our students come to understand they have the power within themselves to become anything they want to be.