The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is one of the nation’s premier training programs for emerging professional musicians.


  • MEET THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA

    A complete listing of the talented young musicians that make up the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

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    HEAR THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA

    Find out when and where the Civic Orchestra of Chicago is playing.

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  • CIVIC AUDITIONS

    Now accepting applications for the 2017/18 season.

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  • CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

    Select members of the Civic Orchestra receive additional training in chamber music, education and community engagement through interactive chamber music performances in diverse Chicago communities.

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  • CIVIC ALUMNI

    A gathering point for former members of the Civic Orchestra.

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  • CIVIC COMPOSERS PROJECT

    The Civic Orchestra Composers Project is a multi-week workshop and performance of new chamber music by young professional composers.

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