Szepessy Summer Camp Application

Current CIYS Members Only

If you are attending a music camp this summer, you might want to consider applying for a Szepessy Summer Camp Scholarship. These scholarships provide tuition assistance to help you attend the summer camp of your choice to further your skills on the instrument you play in the CIYS.

Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at our Spring Orchestral Concerts, with proceeds paid directly to the music camps on behalf of the student.

These scholarships provide tuition assistance for attending a summer music camp and are not intended to finance the entire cost of attendance. While need is considered, it is secondary. The awards typically amount to $100-$200 per recipient.

All students are eligible to apply with the following exceptions: previous camp scholarship winners, graduating seniors, and those not planning to participate in a CIYS ensemble next season.

To apply:

  • Complete the Szepessy Music Camp Scholarship Application and answer the required essay questions.
  • Include a letter of recommendation from your school and/or private music teachers stating your name and the instrument you study with that teacher.
  •  Mail the completed application and letter of recommendation to Youth Music Illinois, 3625 N Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL 61604, turn in at rehearsal on Thursday evenings, or email in one attachment to

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is your responsibility to submit all materials at the same time by March 16, 2017.

Szepessy Music Camp Scholarship Application Form