The auditions provide contact with other student instrumentalists, an opportunity to be evaluated by music professionals, and the chance to perform on stage with the CSO.
In addition, the winner of the competition is featured in a solo performance on Introductions on 98.7 WFMT, a radio program featuring Chicago's finest pre-college classical musicians.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Piano auditions.
Please download and read the following application and audition requirements:
2015 Piano Audition Requirements »
2015 Piano Audition Application »
The exciting final round of the Youth Auditions will take place on March 14th, 2015, and are free and open to the public. Please click here for more information »
2014 Winners - Press Release (PDF) »
Future Youth Auditions: 2016 Woodwind, Brass or Percussion; 2017 Strings.
For more information, including application protocol, please call James Hall at 312-294-3803.