Summer Music Institute


SH Band Camp (Grades 9-12)


Date: June 23-28, 2019


Cost: $550

Supervised Commuter (w/ meals) — $65 discount
Unsupervised Commuter (w/o meals) — $135 discount


2019 Camp Director: TBA


Come join us for Senior High Band Camp at SMI 2018! In addition to learning exciting repertoire, camp will include sectionals, technique classes, and special interest sessions on topics such as conducting, what to listen for in music, and composition. Seating auditions will be held on the first day of camp. Family and friends are encouraged to join us in COFAC Recital Hall for a culminating performance on the final day of camp.


2018 SH Camp Director: James Tallman JimTallman


Jim Tallman is in his 25th year at Washington Community High School where he is Director of Bands, Department Chair for Fine Arts and a Speech Communication teacher. He has Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Music Performance from Bradley University, a Masters in Music degree from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University and he has taken further coursework at the Vandercook College of Music.


He is a member of Phi Beta Mu and has received a Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award. Jim has served on the IHSA Music Advisory Committee and has guest conducted at ISYM, honor bands from the Heart of Illinois Conference, the West Central Conference, the Mid State 6 Conference as well as ILMEA District 4 Jazz Ensembles. He is also the Music Director of the Prairie Wind Ensemble, a community band that is in residence at Illinois Central College. His wife, Jennifer, is a Title 1 teacher for John L. Hensey Grade School in Washington.