Amidst the Pandemic: Songs of Hope

This summer, University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen invited music departments and groups across the system to produce inspirational musical videos to share with our university communities and beyond, to serve as inspiration and hope as students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends weather the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“These pieces are intended to connect us to each other, and to our universities in a time when circumstances continue to often keep us apart. I hope you find them as uplifting and inspiring as I do.” - Tim


No One Is Alone - Springfield

Play the No One Is Alone video below, or watch on YouTube

Keep Holding On - Springfield

Play the Keep Holding On video below, or watch on Youtube


Made It This Far - Springfield

Play the Made It This Far video below, or watch on Youtube

Resilient - Urbana-Champaign

Play the Resilient video below, or watch on Youtube


Illinois State Song - Urbana-Champaign

Play the Illinois State Song video below, or watch on Youtube

Blessing - Urbana-Champaign

Play the Blessing video below, or watch on Youtube

Precious Lord, Take My Hand - Chicago

Play the Precious Lord video below, or watch on YouTube

El Milagro De Tus Ojos - Chicago

Play the El Milagro video below, or watch on Youtube