SVYS Executive Director - Jacquelyn Evers

Jacquelyn Evers

Since 2009, Jacquelyn Evers has excelled as a music educator, private lesson instructor, and performer in Central Illinois. Before her appointment as the Executive Director of the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony, Jacquelyn taught band, chorus, guitar, music technology, and music appreciation. Most recently, Jacquelyn doubled student enrollment in the music department, obtained donations and sponsorships in excess of $20,000 to fund new equipment and music opportunities for her students, and led her marching band to receive numerous first place awards.

In addition to her role as a music educator, Jacquelyn has maintained an active piano studio in the Champaign-Urbana community. She has also spent her summers assisting with Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM), primarily as the camp’s Librarian. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Masters in Music Education.