Chicago Youth in Music Festival

 

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CHICAGO YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL BROCHURE

 
 

2013 YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL VIDEO

 

 

 

 
 

2011 YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL VIDEO

 

 

 

 
 

MAKING MUSIC

MakingMusic

A parent and teacher guide to music instruction in metro Chicago, including young musician profiles and an interactive map with more than two dozen music education organizations.
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The Chicago Youth in Music Festival is a collaboration between the Institute for Learning, Access and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago’s leading organizations in music education.

Youth in Music Festival

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Chicago Youth in Music Festival is a biennial celebration of the achievements of young classical musicians from across Chicago and the world. Through a series of intensive rehearsals and workshops, young Chicago musicians prepare for appearances onstage at Orchestra Hall and in community locations around the city and suburbs, joined by mentors from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and international guest artists.

Participating students unlock their passions and hone their talents while tapping into a rich network of support from their peers. Students also gain valuable orchestral experience and develop an understanding of the values expressed by the CSO's Citizen Musician initiative through workshop sessions and community events. All Festival events are offered free of charge and target diverse audiences across Chicagoland neighborhoods, including special performances for Chicago Public Schools students.

Past Festival guest artists and conductors include Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto and YOA Orchestra of the Americas (2013); Maestro Enrique Barrios and the Carlos Chavez Youth Orchestra of Mexico City (2011); Director Elizabeth Espejel Cruz and the Children's Choir of Morelia (2011); and Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (2009).

Artistic leadership of the 2013 Festival was provided by CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti, YOA Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and Civic Orchestra Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot.

More information about the 2015 Festival will be available by August 2014.

Download the 2013 Festival Brochure [PDF]

 

2013 FESTIVAL EVENTS

Festival Orchestra open rehearsal led by Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Monday, January 14

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Free CSO Percussion Scholarship Group concert for Chicago Public Schools students

Wednesday, January 23

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Carlos Miguel Prieto Reading Session

Wednesday, January 30

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Elementary School Chamber Performances

Friday, February 1

 

Community Events Day:
Chicago West Community Music Center

Saturday, February 2

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Community Events Day:
People’s Music School

Saturday, February 2

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Community Events Day: 
Music Institute of Chicago

Saturday, February 2

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Hyde Park Suzuki Institute

Saturday, February 2

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Community Events Day:
Merit School of Music

Saturday, February 2

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A Celebration of Youth in Music

Monday, February 4

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FESTIVAL PARTNERS

The Chicago Youth in Music Festival is led by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Institute for Learning, Access and Training, in partnership with the Chicago's leading organizations in music education. The Festival aims to extend and deepen the engagement of youth in music in Chicago, to foster critical mass and visibility among Chicago's youth music providers, and to strengthen ties between Chicago's youth music providers and counterparts both nationally and internationally.

Collaborating organizations are: Chicago Children's Choir · Chicago Sinfonietta · Chicago West Community Music Center · Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras · DePaul University Community Music Division · Hyde Park Suzuki Institute · Merit School of Music · Midwest Young Artists · Music Institute of Chicago · New Music School · Northern Illinois University · The People's Music School · Ravinia Festival · Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago · Suzuki-Orff School of Music · VanderCook College of Music

The 2013 Chicago Youth in Music Festival was supported in part by a generous gift from The Negaunee Foundation.