Musician Training

Training programs of the Negaunee Music Institute transform lives through active participation in instrumental music. Programming empowers young people of all ages and abilities -- from elementary school students through the most advanced early career professionals -- and provides coaching and mentorship by artistic leadership and musicians of the CSO, as well as world-class guest artists and clinicians.  

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
The nation’s premier training program for young professional musicians
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Young Artists Competition
Learn about the CSO's prestigious competition for Illinois' top young soloists.
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Chicago Youth in Music Festival
An annual celebration that supports and inspires young orchestral musicians
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Orchestral Excerpt Insights
Musicians of the CSO perform and teach masterworks of the symphonic repertoire
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Percussion Scholarship Program
The CSO’s free and highly selective program for percussionists grades 4-12
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Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative
Scholarships and intensive training for students whose life passion is music
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