A while ago, I got back from one of the best weeks of my life. I spent that week at ISYM. Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) is one of the best things that I have done so far in my life. We play our instrument for about 5 hours each day, which is tiring but fun. We have an elective, I took Alexander Technique this year (made me realize that constructive rest is a wonderful thing). The people there are so amazing, the kids, the teachers, the conductor, everyone is just so nice! You make so many friends that you’ll never forget. I learned so much and had so much fun. I cant wait to go back there next year for the 4th time!! Included is a picture of the AMAZING viola section.