Meet The Performers

Civic Orchestra

Founded in 1919 as the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago is the only program of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra. Under the guidance of Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot, the Civic Orchestra program features in-depth study of orchestral repertoire, sectionals and chamber coachings with musicians from the CSO and critically acclaimed performances at Orchestra Hall with world-renowned guest conductors including CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti. Civic Orchestra concerts at Orchestra Hall are broadcast locally on WFMT 98.7 FM and syndicated nationally to nearly three million listeners.

Additionally, the Civic Orchestra serves as a valued resource and community partner in Chicago by presenting free, high-quality orchestral concerts at Symphony Center and in community locations as well as by offering free, citywide interactive chamber ensemble performances through the Civic’s music education and advocacy program, MusiCorps®.

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is a signature program of the Institute for Learning, Access and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. With the ultimate goal of transforming lives through active participation in music, the Institute for Learning, Access and Training seeks to create and sustain connections to music for individuals and communities by sharing the extraordinary musical resources of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Programs of the Institute reach over 200,000 children and adults annually.

The musicians of tomorrow are at Symphony Center today.

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Associate Members
Wenyin Deng
Elizabeth Ehrlich
Amy Hillis


Regular Members
Soyung An
Amanda Bailey
Xiaoguo Burton
Seohee Byun
Hen-Shuo Steven Chang
Maya Cohon
Alexandria Conrad
Emelinda Escobar
Danielle Giulini
Hillary Hempel
Myra Hinrichs
Shushi Hori
Paula Johannesen
Mark Kagan
Haemi Lee
Jessica Ling
Angelica Lundberg
Janet Lyu
Kiyoe Matsuura
Zachary Peterson
Sam Petrey
Kathryn Satoh
Shani Schechter
Danielle Seaman
Youngsin Seo
Gereltuya Tumurbaatar
Yuri Uchida
Albert Yan
Qiao Yu



Associate Members
Jacqueline Hanson
Grace Lee
Elizabeth Oka
Michael Sabatka


Regular Members
Rita Andrade
David Beytas
Amy Hess
Nina Kiken
Davis King
Istvan Loga
Brianne Lugo
Charlotte Malin
William McLellan
Samuel Pedersen
Erin Rafferty
Sarah Vosper



Associate Members
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ji-Ye Kim
Jennifer McDunn
Isaac Pastor-Chermak


Regular Members
Titilayo Ayangade
Pu Chen
Austin Fisher
Diana Flores
Michael Grittani
Wanyu Rebecca Kuo
Sonia Mantell
Mindy Park
David Sands
Genevieve Tabby



Associate Members
Carl Anderson
Adam Bernstein
Zachary Hobin
Sara Neilson
David Schumm
Brett Wagner


Regular Members
Fernando de la Fuente
Paul Nemeth
Neal Rodack
Anna Scheider
Johann Schuster
Nahee Song
Jessica Wolfe
Wei Xin



Associate Members
Kyle Henning
Daryl Thompson
Patrick Tsuji


Regular Members
Emily Koi
Allison Poh
JungHwa Yoo



Associate Members
Sarah Balzer
Erin Britton
Lauren Keating
Pablo Moreno
Jessica Warren


Regular Members
Jaimie Duff
Lindsay Flowers
Ryan Jones



Associate Members
Nicholas Brown
Natalie Eriksson
Tzuying Huang
Igal Levin
Nora Shaffer
Claire Wilson


Regular Members
Lindsey Cavanaugh
Zachary Good
JJ Koh



Associate Members
Alex Amsel
Ryan Finefrock
Joyce Fleck
Kara LaMoure
Hannah Taylor
Remy Taghavi


Regular Members
Robert Curl
Francisco Delgado
Andrei Muravev



Associate Members
Joshua Horne
Jamie Leff
Shelby Nugent
Russell Rybicki
Kenji Ulmer
Christopher Williams


Regular Members
Melanie Erena
Gregory Hix
Marta Kallenberger
Alex Laskey
Allison Tutton



Associate Members
Shan Huang
Aaron Krumsieg
Jean Laurenz
Ari Micich
Ayano Tomioka


Regular Members
Matthew Barker
Ansel Norris
Eriko Shibata



Associate Members
Hana Beloglavec
Michael Cox
Ignacio del Rey Tomas-Biosca
Carson King-Fournier


Regular Members
Keith Dyrda
Joseph Peterson



Associate Members
Joel Griswell


Regular Member
Gabriel Roberson



Associate Members
Maxwell Briggs
Ben Darneille
Joshua deVries
Jose Francisco Martínez-Antón
Krzysztof Mucha
Nelson Woods


Regular Member
David Nelson



Associate Members
Erich Rieppel
Alana Wiesing


Regular Member
Simón Gómez Gallego



Associate Members
William Champion
Michael Hopkins
Matthew Penland
Patrick Speranza


Regular Members
David Eisenreich
Bernadette Manalo
Steven White



Associate Members
Catherine Canale
Alizabeth Nowland
Katherine Ventura


Regular Member
Gréta Ásgeirsson



Associate Members
Joanna Chao
Soo-Young Kim
Elizabeth Newkirk


Regular Member
Marianne Parker





Caroline Eichler