School of Music

Illinois School of Music alumna, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Sheila Johnson returns to campus in October 2023 to discuss her recently published memoir Walk Through Fire. The Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) program has been bringing together young musicians and leading music educators to the Champaign-Urbana campus every summer for over 60 years. It is because of generous donors like Barbara and Terry England that the School of Music is able to offer scholarships for ISYM’s different programs. We sat down with Professor Lamont Holden to learn more about how he is making waves in the music education scene and creating spaces for students to amplify their voices.

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