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“It will prepare you very well for jobs that will come your way down the road.” – Bill Buchman, CSO Assistant Principal Bassoon

Since 1997, selected groups of Civic Orchestra musicians have participated in MusiCorps®, a music education and advocacy program that gives musicians opportunities to teach, mentor and perform at Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District fieldhouses and other community venues throughout the city.

If you are a regular or associate Civic musician for the 2013/14 season and would like to audition for MusiCorps please find more information here >

If you are interested in attending a free concert by a MusiCorps chamber ensemble, please check the calendar for our In the Park with Civic chamber concert series below.

Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Jan 12 2014 Percussion Quartet
Feb 16 2014 Brass Quintet
Mar 09 2014 String Quartet
Apr 13 2014 Woodwind Quintet
  Washington Park Refectory
5531 S. Russell Drive
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Feb 2 2014 Brass Quintet
Mar 2 2014 String Quartet
Apr 6 2014 Percussion Quartet
May 4 2014 Woodwind Quintet
  Homan Square
3559 W. Arthington St.
Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Mar 1 2014 Woodwind Quintet
Apr 5 2014 String Quartet
May 3 2014 Brass Quintet
June 7 2014 Percussion Quartet

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N Pulaski Road
Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Jan 11 2014 Brass Quintet
Feb 08 2014 Woodwind Quintet
Mar 15 2014 Percussion Quartet
Apr 12 2014 String Quartet
  Kosciuszko Park Fieldhouse
2732 N Avers Avenue
Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Jan 25 2014 Percussion Quartet
Feb 22 2014 Woodwind Quintet
Mar 22 2014 Brass Quintet
Apr 26 2014 String Quartet
  National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Jan 19 2014 Woodwind Quintet
Feb 23 2014 Brass Quintet
Mar 30 2014 String Quartet
Apr 27 2014 Percussion Quartet

All concerts are free and open to the public. No reservation or tickets are required to attend. For more information about In the Park with Civic concerts and the MusiCorps ensemble program, please call 312-294-3410.

MusiCorps is a federally registered service mark owned by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Use of the service mark is not permitted without the written permission of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

MusiCorps is supported by a generous grant from United Airlines.
United Airlines
In the Park with Civic is provided through a partnership with the Chicago Park District®.
Chicago Park District