year in review
Audi ences . Intens i ve
for MUS I CAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Sir Georg Solti Conducting
An international competition for emerging
conductors. The winner is awarded an
apprenticeship with CSO Music Director
CSO rehearsals led by
Riccardo Muti and open to
invited groups of seniors,
veterans and other members
of the CSOA family.
An intensive training program for select
Civic musicians that builds and refines
the skills necessary to be responsive,
communicative, entrepreneurial and
empathetic culture workers of the 21st
A program for select Civic musicians
that offers training in delivering chamber
ensemble performances for school and
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
A training orchestra for emerging
professional musicians that offers free
concerts at Orchestra Hall and around
*This program is coordinated by members of the League of the CSOA.
CSO Youth Auditions*
An annual competition for
exceptional young musicians. The
winner performs a solo as part of
Concerts and musical training
opportunities for youth at the
Cook County Juvenile Detention
Center and Illinois Youth Center,
Chicago Youth in
Presented in partnership with
Chicago’s leading organizations
in music education, this biennial
festival unites young musicians
from across Chicago and the world
for a celebration of youth in music.
Open rehearsals for high school
students with a serious interest in
music. Rehearsals are followed by
a Q&A with guest conductors and
members of the Orchestra.
Citizen Musician Initiative include musical projects designed and implemented by CSO musicians; activities with the CSO on tour
and free concerts presented by the CSO in community venues across Chicago.