Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative October 2019 Recital at Buntrock Hall

Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

The Negaunee Music Institute is a co-founding organization and lead partner of the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI), which prepares young musicians from underrepresented backgrounds to attend top music schools. Now entering its third full year, the Initiative supports nearly 100 fellows in grades 6-12.

Students are admitted on the basis of musical aptitude and financial need. Select CSO and Civic Orchestra musicians are private teachers or mentors for CMPI Fellows, in addition to leading audition preparation workshops, master classes and panel discussions. CMPI Fellows are also invited to observe select Civic Orchestra seminars led by CSO musicians.

Learn more about the Initiative, the CMPI Fellows and the other lead partners, including the Merit School of Music, at

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