The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is one of the nation’s premier training programs for emerging professional musicians.


  • MEET THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA

    A complete listing of the talented young musicians that make up the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

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    HEAR THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA

    Find out when and where the Civic Orchestra of Chicago is playing.

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  • CIVIC AUDITIONS

    Now accepting applications for the 2017/18 season.

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  • CIVIC FELLOWS

    Select members of the orchestra are appointed as Civic Fellows. Throughout the season they lead the Civic’s education and community engagement activities through rehearsals, workshops and performances that engage diverse communities across the city and suburbs. .

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  • CIVIC COMPOSERS PROJECT

    The Civic Orchestra Composers Project is a multi-week workshop and performance of new chamber music by young professional composers.

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  • CIVIC ALUMNI

    A gathering point for former members of the Civic Orchestra.

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