The Percussion Scholarship Program offers intensive, individual and group instruction on a full scholarship basis.

The Percussion Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for new members for the 2015/16 season! Use the links below to download the application. If you have any questions, please get in touch with James Hall at 312-294-3803.

2015 Percussion Scholarship Program Application (pdf)
2015 Percussion Scholarship Program Application (Spanish-language) (pdf)

Participating students, all Chicago residents in grades 4–12, are selected for the group through a rigorous application and personal interview process.

As an ensemble, the Percussion Scholarship Program has had numerous compositions arranged especially for them by nationally known artists. The group has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, performs twice annually at Symphony Center and has appeared at Macy's Day of Music, DePaul University, the Chicago Cultural Center, on WTTW, on WGN and WFMT radio, and as soloists with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as part of CSO Youth Concerts, the Kraft Family Matinee series and Welcome Yule! Concerts.

Patricia DashThe Percussion Scholarship Program was launched in 1995 and is directed by CSO percussionist Patricia Dash and Douglas Waddell, percussionist with Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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