Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras is where the future of orchestral music begins. We endeavor to cultivate and nurture talented young musicians from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds represented in metropolitan Chicago, an area so rich in diversity and culture that it truly can be considered an international city.
Whether it is one of our CYSO ensemble musicians or a Chicago Public School student in Music Pathways, young people throughout Chicago learn how they can be actively engaged in the world of classical music.
With over 60 years of experience serving young musicians and families in this area, we consider it a privilege to bear the name “Chicago” in our title. We continue to be a part of this most vibrant landscape of musicians who represent a long-standing tradition of excellence.