Initially founded by EIU Music Department Chair Dr. Leo J. Dvorak in 1947, EMC has served young musicians for more than 70 years!
Eastern Music Camp is a comprehensive, one-week camp that provides opportunities for students to build on their musical skills while enjoying interaction with peers and EIU faculty. Students may choose to participate in one of six music programs: band camp, choir camp, instrumental jazz camp, musical theatre camp, piano camp, or strings camp. Eastern Illinois University faculty members provide quality musical instruction as ensemble directors, lesson teachers, sectional and master class leaders, special topics class instructors, and private lesson teachers.
Evening activities include faculty and student performances, a pizza and pool party, karaoke, a student dance, and many other social events led by our highly experienced camp staff. Each area of EMC presents a final concert performance on the final day of camp. Parents, teachers, family, and friends are invited to attend.