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CSO connects to classrooms through science-inspired musical projects

The CSO-Connect Curriculum Program brings CPS teachers from arts and non-arts classrooms together to develop lessons tied to a yearly…

Music in Our Schools Month: Connecting to Compassion

The CSO-Connect project is at the very heart of our work as Civic Fellows. This project gives me chills and,…

Music in Our Schools Month celebrated through Strauss and CSO-Connect

Throughout March, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra participates in the nationally recognized Music in Our Schools Month campaign. The Negaunee Music…

CPS Curriculum Program: Working with the Civic Fellows

At the beginning of March, teams of musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Fellowship program visited all five CSO-Connect curriculum partner schools. They collaborated with students on a music composition project that focused on the program’s main idea of courage. The project specifically examined the literary life of Don Quixote, which was written by Cervantes and scored by Richard Strauss.

CPS Curriculum Program: Culminating Event

On Thursday, April 14, 265 students and teachers from the five CSO-Connect partner schools came together at Disney Magnet School to celebrate the deep and meaningful interdisciplinary projects that were created using the Choices and Consequences theme, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and multiple musical interpretations of the text.

CPS Curriculum Program: Civic Chamber Ensemble Visits

In the fall of 2015, the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra launched two exciting new partnership programs for Chicago Public Schools: an in-school residency program, and a teacher professional development and curriculum building community. On this page, you will find more information about the Civic Ensemble visits to schools through student reflections.

CPS Partnerships: Curriculum Program

In the fall of 2015, the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra launched two exciting new partnership programs for Chicago Public Schools: an in-school residency program and a teacher professional development community. On this page, you will find more information about the curriculum program.

CPS Curriculum Program: Student Process

In the fall of 2015, the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra launched two exciting new partnership programs for Chicago Public Schools: an in-school residency program, and a teacher professional development and curriculum building community. On this page, you will find more information about student process in the curriculum program.