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Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Principal Viola Charlie Pikler

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Viola Charlie Pikler describes how music education can enrich your whole life.

 

Music in Our Schools Month: Li-Kuo Chang

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Assistant Principal Viola Li-Kuo Chang reflects on the profound influence of…

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Bassoonist Dennis Michel

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO bassoonist Dennis Michel describes one of the many ways that music education contributes to a well-rounded education.

Music in Our Schools Month: Emma Gerstein

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Flute Emma Gerstein reflects on the profound influence of music teachers….

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Principal Clarinet Steve Williamson

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Clarinet Steve Williamson reflects on the profound influence of music teachers.

Yo-Yo Ma celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Yo-Yo Ma, the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, shares a…

The CSO explores and inspires courage among young listeners

COUR • AGE: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous. During the 2016/17 season, the…

Music in Our Schools Month: CSO Violist Max Raimi

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO violist Max Raimi reflects on the impact of his early music education and acknowledges the important role music teachers play in sustaining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Music in Our Schools Month: Yo-Yo Ma

Music is athletic, requires focus and flexibility, and dares us to be vulnerable. Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma describes how the arts inspire passion-driven learning.

Music in Our Schools Month Spotlight: Samantha Gamble at Swift Elementary

Samantha Gamble is a music teacher at Swift Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. Gamble works to integrate the arts into core subject areas, and provides meaningful instruction to her students, many of whom are English Language Learners, prompting her to include world music in her teaching. She also strives to give her students ownership of their experiences with music, with a student-produced, upper grade musical.

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,…