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

Now accepting applications for the 2016/17 season!
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Please contact James Hall at 312-294-3803 with any questions you have about the application process..

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.

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.

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