Musical experiences are a bridge from
curiosity to connection and occur along
a pathway beginning as early as three
years old and extending into adulthood.
Our work is guided by a set of
principles that grow out of the CSOA’s
Citizen Musician Initiative. The
Initiative is founded on the belief that
musicians who are civically engaged
have the capacity to enhance the world
around them and to inspire others
to do the same. Regardless of one’s
place in music, we all have a collective
responsibility to act in a way that
ensures a vibrant future for music in
this city, nation and world.
Join the CSO as it serves as an
ambassador for and embodiment of
the power of music to transform lives.
Thank you for taking this journey
with us.
Charles Grode
Vice President
Institute for Learning, Access and Training
at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
fall 2013
t is my pleasure to welcome you
to the Institute for Learning,
Access and Training’s 2012/13
Year in Review
. With this document,
we invite you to learn about the work
of the Institute as we reflect on an
extraordinary season and look ahead to
a bright future.
This fall, we celebrate the five-
year anniversary of the Institute as a
milestone in a rich history of Chicago
Symphony Orchestra Association
education and community
engagement programming
dating back to the early
1900s. Building on that
heritage, the Institute
shares the extraordinary
musical resources of the
CSOA to create and sustain
connections to music for
individuals and communities.
Under the visionary leadership of
CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti
and Judson and Joyce Green Creative
Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, programs
of the Institute engage more than
200,000 people annually across broad
ethnic and socioeconomic spectrums.
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