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Announcing the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

CYSO recently joined Merit School of Music, Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, DePaul University School of Music, and The Ravinia Festival to announce a $3.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund the creation of the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI). CMPI aims to build a robust music training pathway for …
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College Week at CYSO

September 23-30 is CYSO College Week! Join us on Thursday 9/27 and Sunday 9/30 for great events to answer all your burning questions about higher ed. GETTING INTO COLLEGE 101 THURS, SEPT 27 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of college applications? Our popular Getting Into College 101 masterclass includes everything you need to know about …
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Download the 18/19 Season Calendar

Hot off the presses, CYSO’s printable season calendar is now available! Stay up to date on all of our upcoming concerts, events, and workshops so you never miss a thing. Downloadable and print one for yourself or pick up a copy at rehearsal this weekend. Pro tip: The calendar looks great on your fridge 🙂


Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season!

The rep is ready, hallways are humming, and our 2018-2019 season is officially underway! We’re thrilled to have 650 young musicians as part of our on-site ensembles this year and look forward to serving thousands more young Chicagoans through our Community Partnership programming. Here’s a few of the exciting projects we’re looking forward to in the upcoming season: Philharmonic Orchestra, …
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2019 Tour Announcement: We’re Headed to the Baltics!

It’s official: Our 2019 Symphony Orchestra Tour will be headed to northern Europe for a concert tour of the Baltics! With stops in Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and St. Petersburg, Russia, students will perform in world-class venues, learn about the culture of these historic cities, and make memories to last a lifetime. “Tour, perhaps more than any CYSO experience, offers …
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CYSO Stories: Magali Coronado

 In her senior year of high school at Lane Tech, Magali Coronado decided to try something new.  Already an accomplished flute player, she joined CYSO’s most advanced steelpan ensemble, Kaiso Steel Orchestra. Before she heads off to Oberlin Conservatory this fall, CYSO Social Media Team member Oliver Talukder interviewed Magali to find out about her time in CYSO and what …
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