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Orchestras Support In-School Music Education

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and orchestras nationwide are proud to celebrate National Arts in Education Week! We are committed partners…

CSO’s Dan Armstrong promotes the role of music in the classroom

Daniel Armstrong joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in June 1995, after 12 seasons as assistant principal bass in the Milwaukee Symphony…

Arts education leads music teacher to personal and professional success

A middle-school music teacher and band director in Romeoville, Ill., Michael Fogarty also is an oboist with the DuPage Symphony…

For students of this Chicago teacher, music is ‘the great equalizer’

Jason Fahrenbach teaches music technology and chorus at Walt Disney Magnet School, one of the Negaunee Music Institute’s school partners located…

Principal Mira Weber recalls the personal impact of arts education

Mira Weber is the principal at Louis A. Agassiz Elementary School, a fine- and performing-arts magnet cluster in the Chicago…

Chorus member, a teaching artist, insists music ‘is like my heartbeat’

Cari Plachy Dinglasan, a certified music educator, has been a teaching artist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s school partnership programs…

Mimi Duginger, CSOA League president, recalls role as a music educator

Mimi Duginger, a Chicago Symphony Orchestra trustee, also is president of The League of the CSOA. A group of dedicated…

Ingenuity: Your best budget decision in 1 minute

Ingenuity works to increase arts education access, equity and quality in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Our mission is to ensure…

The CSO celebrates National Arts in Education Week

From September 11-17, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating National Arts in Education Week. Join us by sharing your own personal story: let us know how arts education has had a positive impact in your life, using the hashtag #ArtsEdWeek and #BecauseOfArtsEd.