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Colloquium 2017

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61801


Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28

(Registration begins 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. with opening BBQ at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23)


The summer Colloquium event is an international gathering for a week of intense, topic-driven ETM study.  It includes daily first-hand observations of children in ETM experiences.  Returning students bring their specific questions about ETM philosophy, materials, and practice to gain further insight to launch their continued winter study.  Students new to ETM gain a first, intensive over-view, which they can then expand upon with further in-depth winter study.
Come on your own or bring your children to the Children's Fine Arts Day Camp (available ages 3 to 15 years).  Children in the day camp will participate in the ETM observation classes each day while you study.  Children under age 3 are welcome (with a caregiver).
We're looking forward to sharing ETM experiences that you can use to inspire and improve children's social, intellectual and physical development. And as anyone who has experienced ETM can tell you, you'll be learning while experiencing joy!



 Early Bird Rate - paid before April 1, 2017: $330.00
 Regular Rate - paid after April 1, 2017: $385.00

University Credit:

Optional Graduate Credit - 3 sem. units through CSU-Bakersfield:$280.00 paid at Colloquium


Children's Fine Arts Day Camp:

Please contact Marie Butler for more information at

This summer we will bringing our highly popular Fine Arts Day Camp to Urbana-Champaign which includes daily song and play, storytelling, and visual art.  Available for children ages 3 - 15 years. Youths ages 15-17 are encouraged to attend the adult program, as they prefer.  Children under the age of 3 are welcome to attend with a caregiver.

One child:  .

$185 per week
Each additional child: .$90 per week

Program times:  8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., Fri. until 2:00 p.m..

NOTE:  Please note the names and ages of your child/ren in the "Comments" field during your online check out.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61801

July 24-28, 2017 (arrival July 23rd)
By Air:

The closest airport is Willard University Airport (CMI).  However, you can also fly into O'Hare and rent a car or take one of the shuttle options available to/from O'Hare:

Peoria Charter is both reliable and comfortable.  Rides are $30 each way, and it is best to reserve early.

Other options include the Illini Shuttle or Amtrak (less reliable)


Sunday, July 23rd Check in:  1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  Opening BBQ:  5:30 p.m. - Opening session, overview of the week, meet Summer Day Camp leaders.  This is an opportunity to greet old and new friends, learn about daily class options and meet the adults who will be caring for your children.
 Monday, July 24thCheck in:  7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Mon - Thurs:

8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.  (with a break for lunch)

Friday, July 28th:

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Housing will be made individually through the Illini Hotel.  We have blocked a set of rooms under Education Through Music that give you a discounted rate of $89 per night double occupancy (you may choose your roommate and split the cost).  There are also suites for $184 per night that sleep 4.  If you need help finding a roommate please let us know! 

To make reservations online:   

1.  Go to
2.  Click on "Book Now" located upper left of page
3.  The below screen appears.
4.  Fill in dates and other info.
5.  Way at the bottom, click on the circle of the "Group Booking Code."
6.  Fill in your group booking code
7.  Click on "Check Availability".
.  Your group booking code is edthrumusic

Guests can call the reservation line 217-333-3030 or 217-333-1241, ask for the Education Through Music block and give the dates.

A room reservation (amenities) also includes:

*  Free use of Campus Rec Facilities for workout, exercise
*  A $5 breakfast voucher good at nationally known restaurants here in the Illini Union.
*  The Quad Shop will fill any size cup of coffee for $1 when you bring your own cup!
*  High-speed wireless internet access
*  Cable TV
*  Complimentary parking pass
*  Access to Rec Room (bowling, billiards, games) and Food Court
*  Only one block from 20 plus eating establishments in Campus Town
*  City/campus bus transportation outside our front door

Check in is 3 p.m.; check out is noon. Room availability is limited so make your reservation now!

Please contact Marie Butler for more information at

Sunday BBQ:

There is no cost for children 3 years of age and younger

Adults (12 years and older):$20.00

Children (ages 5 - 11 years):


Contact us!  or call: 707-637-3166  E-mail:

Submit registration online or mail to Richard's Institute, P.O. Box 3029, Napa, CA 94559

ETM and Education Through Music are usage marks of the Richards Institute since 1969.  Richards Institute is a nonprofit educational organization. It functions without discrimination as to race, creed or otherwise in all of its activities.

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