The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra engages more than 200,000 people every year, igniting sparks of curiosity about music that lead to transforming experiences.


  • CITIZEN MUSICIAN INITIATIVE

    Launched by Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, the Citizen Musician Initiative encourages musicians of all skill levels—as well as music lovers, educators, and music and educational organizations—to approach their work with an ever-renewed awareness of the impact it has on the world around them.

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  • CHILDREN & FAMILIES

    The tradition of concert going begins with families. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers delightful programming for the whole family.

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  • SCHOOLS & TEACHERS

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers a variety of opportunities, including concerts and programs at Symphony Center and in schools that introduce students and teachers to the world of live symphonic music and create connections to the musicians of the orchestra.

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  • YOUNG MUSICIANS

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers intensive training programs, competitions, and access to the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in order to support young musicians in their pursuit of musical excellence.

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  • CIVIC ORCHESTRA

    The talented musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago train with members of the renowned CSO to develop the skills necessary for a career with a professional orchestra.

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  • COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

    The CSO nurtures partnerships in community locations throughout Chicagoland in order to more deeply engage with the people of the city.

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  • RESOURCES

    Discover some of the additional ways to connect to and advocate for music.

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