Please have your credit card ready, and register here:

If you prefer to pay by check, please email the Illinois Bands office at bands@illinois.edu, or call 217-333-3025.


Categories of Participation

All registration fees include three meals (see below).

(1) Conductor $350.00

Positions are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Conductors will actively engage in all aspects of the symposium, including conducting sessions with a live ensemble. These positions are intended for individuals already in the band/conducting profession. 

(2) Observer $100.00

Observers will engage in every session and discussion of the symposium, except for podium time experiences. 

(3) Performer Participant $75.00
Performer Participant status includes playing your instrument in the four playing sessions.


NOTE: Current students receive $50.00 off the cost of the registration as a Conductor. Be prepared to show ID at registration.


Current University of Illinois Students—no charge for Observer registration

University of Illinois students wishing to observe must pre-register in person in the UI Bands office and present a current student ID to office staff. Students must be prepared to play in the symposium ensemble as requested.  



Lunch will be provided on Friday and breakfast/lunch on Saturday for all paying participants. Participants are responsible for their own breakfast on Friday and Friday dinner following the symposium. 


*Important Note: Fees are not refundable under any circumstances.