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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: Li-Kuo Chang

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

CPS music educator reflects on his path to teaching, building a community

On Wednesday, May 30, at 7pm, musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Amundsen High School Orchestra, and Chappell Elementary…

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: Whitney Covalle at Jones College Prep

Whitney Covalle is the choir director at Jones College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. Inspired by music from a young age, Covalle uses her own experiences with music to create an environment for her students to thrive and develop as musicians and as people. Also a staunch advocate for the arts, Covalle hopes that her students will be able to receive the benefits of participating in music – and then tell others about the importance of it. To learn more about her program, please visit JonesCollegePrep.org.

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,…