Jazz and the Classical Influence

No musician ever works in a vacuum, and the best ones often pull influences from many genres, cultures, and influences when creating a style of their own. In honor of […]

Happy CYSO Day!

As we’ve been combing through the many fascinating items from CYSO’s extensive archive, we discovered that in 1962, Mayor Richard J. Daley declared April 27 to be “Youth Orchestra of […]

Aerial shot of last year's Chicago Youth in Music Festival

2022 Chicago Youth in Music Festival

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Chicago Youth in Music Festival takes place on April 9-11 in partnership with Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI) and National Instrumentalist Mentoring and Advancement Network (NIMAN). We’re proud to share that nine CYSO students […]


CYSO Takes over NYO & NYO2!

This summer, CYSO students are taking over the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) and its sister ensemble NYO2! A whopping nine CYSO students will participate in these two prestigious programs this […]

Talking “Masquerade” with Composer Anna Clyne

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re showcasing some of our favorite female performers, conductors, and composers. Today we’re featuring GRAMMY-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, Anna Clyne. Recently, […]

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