CYSO IS INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF MUSIC AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
CYSO recently joined with music organizations from across the city to announce a $3.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund the creation of the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI).
Read about Symphony Orchestra's triumphant fall performance at Orchestra Hall including works by Walker, Bartok, and Respighi.
CYSO's mission is to inspire and cultivate personal excellence through music. We believe that ensemble music training develops young people with the skills necessary to achieve, whether in or outside the music world.
Through orchestras and small ensembles led by some of Chicago's most respected music educators, students develop self-discipline, communication and collaboration skills, and a deep appreciation for the arts.
With more than 650 young musicians ages 6-18 in on-site programs, and another 8,500 students in Community Partnership Programs, CYSO is investing in the future of music and the next generation of leaders.
CYSO'S IMPACT, AT A GLANCE
Lucy Mangalapalli was recently named to the Chicago's 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll. Lucy, a 2018 CYSO grad, was recognized as one of the city's most accomplished young creatives.
“They say that music builds bridges. I hope that being accepted to the Honor Roll will inspire other young artists like me to build the bridges they need to continue their artistic journey and pursue their creative passions, despite whatever may stand in their way.”