The Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers a variety of programs and resources to support young musicians in their pursuit of musical excellence.


  • PERCUSSION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    Select Chicago students in grades 4–12 develop into skilled percussionists under the guidance of percussionists Patricia Dash and Douglas Waddell.

    Learn More >


  • YOUTH AUDITIONS

    The Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions offer an invaluable experience to young musicians.

    Learn More >


  • 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.

    Learn More >

     


  • CHICAGO YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL

    The Institute brings together Chicago's leading organizations in music education and performance in celebrating the musical achievements of young people.

    Learn More >

     


  • SIR GEORG SOLTI CONDUCTING APPRENTICESHIP

    Applications are now available for the Second International Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprenticeship.

    Learn More >