In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Viola Charlie Pikler describes how music education can enrich your whole life.
The CSO-Connect project is at the very heart of our work as Civic Fellows. This project gives me chills and,…
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.
In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, CSO Principal Clarinet Steve Williamson reflects on the profound influence of music teachers.
In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Yo-Yo Ma, the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, shares a…
COUR • AGE: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous. During the 2016/17 season, the…
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 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.
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.
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.
Leo Park is the orchestra director at Northside College Prep in Chicago, Ill. Over his career at Northside, Park has helped grow his program exponentially, which offers a variety of music classes, including the four orchestras that he teaches. A strong advocate for the arts, and inspired by the Citizen Musician Initiative, Park encourages his students to do more in their community through music.