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NMI’s Notes for Peace joins local and global peace initiatives

As the International Day of Peace is observed on Sept. 21, the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…

For Josh Jones, Percussion Scholarship Program was life-changing

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Percussion Scholarship Program, now in its 25th season, offers weekly percussion instruction on full scholarship to…

The CSOA Celebrates the Anniversary of Education and Engagement Initiative

This season marks the ten-year anniversary of the Institute for Learning, Access, and Training, known as the Negaunee Music Institute…

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…

Negaunee Music Institute programs celebrate 100th anniversaries

Reaching over 200,000 people annually, the programs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute provide broad access to the…

World premiere by Mason Bates blends music and digital animation

It has been more than 20 years since the Chicago Symphony Orchestra teamed up with Mickey, Minnie, Donald and the…

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….

Bold Voices: Activities for the Car

Bold Voices: Activities for the Car Explore the activities below with your child(ren) before arriving at Symphony Center–they’re perfect for…

Yo-Yo Ma stresses the role of the arts in bolstering communities

Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma recently made a surprising admission: He didn’t feel comfortable as a musician until he was 49….

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…

Bold Voices: Parent Guide

Welcome to the Bold Voices Parent Guide! The Negaunee Music Institute has developed a series of fun and engaging activities…