Join us on August 8 at the Peoria Civic Center to help the CIYS celebrate the arts in our community! CIYS musicians will perform with dancers from the Cornerstone Academy for the Performing Arts at this free, family friendly community event.
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David Commanday, Youth Symphony Conductor
We are very excited to have David Commanday with us next season as our new Youth Symphony Conductor! Mr. Commanday has had wide experience and a history of success with young and pre-professional orchestras. He is currently Artist in Residence and Adjunct Faculty Instructor in Music at Eureka College, and Conductor of the Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra at the Community Music School of Webster University (St. Louis). He has conducted and taught at Harvard University, Boston University, MIT, the Longy School of Music, the Tanglewood Institute, and Virginia Commonwealth University, working with orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and private cello, bass, and guitar students at these institutions.
To read Mr. Commanday's full biography, please click 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.