Please support the CIYS on Giving Tuesday!
Each year the CIYS serves over 150 youth throughout central Illinois. Our orchestras and ensembles offer these enthusiastic young musicians an opportunity to explore challenging and exciting classical repertoire, connect with peers who share their interests, and give the opportunity to share their gift of music
with the greater Peoria community.
Please give generously this holiday season to support our programs that make such a difference in the lives of students like
those you see here.
The Central Illinois Youth Symphony is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the need for a superior musical organization that will challenge, educate, and stimulate the young musicians of central Illinois. Founded as a single symphony in 1965 by visionary music educators, the CIYS has grown to encompass three orchestras and an extensive chamber music program.