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Asian Circles of Community Care

Due to the recent rise in Anti-Asian violence, further amplified by the hateful shooting in Atlanta that included six Asian women, the Asian community is sharing a deep pain. While […]

CYSO Introduces Promises & Requests to Increase Accountability and Build Community

When writing CYSO’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion statement, the question the team heard repeatedly was “What does this look like at CYSO?” In response, we created “CYSO Promises and Requests” […]

CYSO’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

After more than a year of hard work and input from CYSO families, staff, and board, CYSO is proud to share our new equity, diversity, and inclusion statement: CYSO’s dedication […]

19 CYSO Students Selected for New CMPI Cohort

Congratulations to the 19 CYSO students selected for this year’s Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI) cohort. As a member of the CMPI Advisory Council, we are is proud to be […]

CYSO Joins #TakeTwoKnees for Racial Justice

Musician Anthony McGill—principal clarinet with New York Philharmonic and a CYSO alum—started the #TakeTwoKnees project following the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. McGill posted a video of himself performing […]

CYSO Releases “A Celebration of Black Composers” CD

In honor of Black History Month, CYSO is excited to release a new album, “A Celebration of Black Composers.” The CD includes performances recorded over the past three seasons and […]

CYSO Awarded LAO Catalyst Fund Grant to Support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Work

We are thrilled to announce that CYSO was recently awarded $25,000 to further our equity, diversity, and inclusion work through a Catalyst Fund grant from the League of American Orchestras […]

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