Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Since 1919, young artists have sought membership in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago to develop their musicianship and to further prepare for professional careers. Founded by Frederick Stock, second music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra is the only training orchestra of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra.
 
The Civic Orchestra offers promising young professional musicians unique access to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) through training with the musicians of the CSO, music director Riccardo Muti and distinguished guest conductors, as well as CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma. Under the guidance of the CSO’s artistic leadership, Civic Orchestra musicians develop as exceptional orchestral players and civically-engaged artists.
 
The Civic Orchestra provides its members with opportunities to develop important skills to make professional lives in music. Civic Orchestra members rehearse and perform at the historic Symphony Center, develop deep connections with CSO musicians through sectional rehearsals, private lessons, side-by-side rehearsals, mock auditions, and career development conversations. Civic members also attend select CSO rehearsals and receive complimentary tickets to CSO concerts throughout the season.  Civic members also expand their creative, professional, and artistic boundaries through a series of residencies led by Yo-Yo Ma that include a wide array of performances in neighborhoods and schools throughout the Chicagoland.
 
Select members are also appointed as Civic Fellows and partake in a rigorous curriculum of artistic and professional development that enhances their participation in the full orchestra. See below for more details.
 
The Civic Orchestra is a signature program of the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Institute offers education and community programs that annually engage more than 200,000 people of diverse backgrounds. Learn more about the Institute and its programs.

 


 

VIOLINS

Regular Members

Carmen Abelson
Maria Arrua
Yoojin Baek
Hsin-Yu Chen
Autumn Chodorowski
Lilian Chou
Alex Giger
Ingang Han
Kuan-I He
Munjung Jung
Natalie Lee
Jimin Lim
Tomer Marcus
Alexandra Matloff
Brian Ostrega
Anne-Sophie Paquet
Chukyung Park
Tara Lynn Ramsey
Janis Sakai
Samantha Spena
Seungmi Sun
Arianne Urban
Teddy Wiggins
Tong Yu
Qian Zhong

Associate Members

Yeiin Jin
Anna Piotrowski
Jesus Saenz
Cara Schlecker
Pin-Chi Su
Lena Vidulich
Kate von Braun

VIOLA

Regular Members

Winnie Camila Berg
Rebecca Boelzner
Katya Checkovich
Roslyn Green
Annija Kerno
Istvan Loga
Set Pae
Ariel Patkin
Kip Riecken
Chihiro Tanaka

Associate Members

Christina D’Antonio
Enrique Olvera
Bethany Pereboom

CELLO

Regular Members

Adam Ayers
Eva María Barbado Gutiérrez
Allison Chambers
Diane Chou
Alexander Ellsworth
Jennifer McDunn
Kenji Sasaki
Nicholas Swett
Emily Yoshimoto

Associate Members

Aaron Brancato
Eric Graf
Kelly Quesada
Tobin Schindler

DOUBLE BASS

Regular Members

Carl Anderson
Christopher DeMarco
Brendan Fitzgerald
Teddy Gabrielides
Evan Hillis
Casey Karr
Daniel Meyers
Johann Schuster

FLUTE

Regular Members

Christy Kim
Gabriel Mende-Fridkis
Patrick Tsuji

Associate Members

Kayla Burggraf
Brandon LePage
HyeRyun Lim
Won Lee
Matthew Ross
Danielle Stevens
Paulina Tsao
Kathleen Winters

OBOE

Regular Members

Jeremy Curtis
Daniel Glynn
Kristin Perry

Associate Members

Jacob Lieberstein
Allison Rye
Mary Stahlhuth
Shane Werts

CLARINET

Regular Members

Nicholas Brown
Gordon Daole-Wellman
Cally Laughlin

Associate Members

Hanna Berube
Benjamin Chen
Isabella Czyrnyj
Matteo Genini
Manuel Ramos
Conner Ray
Jessica Smith
Ryan Stockhausen
Edward Sundra

BASSOON

Regular Members

Quinn Delaney
Yunfeng Yao
Midori Samson

Associate Members

Shuo Li
Jack Sutey
Anthony Adario

HORN

Regular Members

Corin Droullard
Elyse Lauzon
Shelby Nugent
Renée Vogen
Christopher Williams

Associate Members

Timothy Bedard
Stephanie Diebel
Alison Dresser
Brian Goodwin
Robert M. Rivera

TRUMPET

Regular Members

Matt Baker
Charles Russell Roberts
Alexander Schwarz

Associate Members

Ismael Brandao
Tess Coffey
Danny Kirgan
Gabriel Slesinger

TROMBONE

Regular Members

Charles Robin Dieterle
Joseph Dubas

Associate Members

Gabe Cruz
Laura Crytzer
Ignacio del Rey Tomas-Biosca
Zachary Jacobs
Brian Johnston
Daniel Quinn
James Seymour
Mary Tyler

BASS TROMBONE

Regular Member

Prapat Prateepphleepon

Associate Members

Scott Nguyen

TUBA

Regular Member

Jose Martinez

Associate Members

Joseph LeFevre
Ethan Morrison
Joseph Ready
Nelson Woods

TIMPANI

Regular Member

Matthew Kibort

Associate Members

Theo Kalaitzis

PERCUSSION

Regular Members

Alex M. Adduci
Joseph Kelly
Patrick Speranza

Associate Members

Sarah Gartin
Rebecca Laurito

HARP

Regular Member

Jordan Thomas

Associate Members

Eleanor Kirk

KEYBOARD

Regular Member

Soo-Young Kim

Associate Members

Jordan Crice
Reece Johns
Pei-Yeh Tsai

LIBRARIAN

Russel Allyn