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Northbrook District 28 Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra regularly performs for school concerts as...

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Third Coast Acoustic Project

Chicago-based Third Coast Acoustic Project is a newly-formed...

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Amanda Akstins

Amanda Akstins is a junior music education student at DePaul University's School...

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Marie Alatalo

Marie Alatalo is a pianist, teacher, producer, and writer. She graduated from the Interlochen Arts...

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Arizona Repertory Orchestra

The Arizona Repertory Orchestra is a summer reading orchestra that meets weekly in the Phoenix...

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Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax connects with audiences and musicians - professionals and amateurs alike - through his...

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Frank Babbitt

Frank Babbitt is a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and is on the Chamber Music faculty at Northwestern's...

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Clark Baldwin

Clark has shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Dr. John, Stan Getz, Ray Barretto,...

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James Baum

James Baum is a teacher in his 6th year at Riverside Brookfield High School District...

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Fran Beaudry

Fran Beaudry is a dedicated music educator.

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Bella Voce

Bella Voce is an a cappella chamber choir based in Chicago.

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J. Lawrie Bloom

J. Lawrie Bloom is a committed teacher and co-founder of a chamber music festival which...

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Jazmin Brandon

Jazmin is a young musician.

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Stephen P. Brown

Two-time Global Music Awards Winner, Conductor Composer Stephen P Brown is a Maestro...

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Jennifer Celaya

Jennifer is a music lover who understands the importance of music in bringing joy and healing ...

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Maggie Cerjan

Maggie uses her passion for music to inspire her students to be better musicians and better st...

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Rembrandt Chamber Players

Deeply committed to fostering chamber music education and appreciation, RCP founded...

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Julian Champion

Captain Julian Champion brings music education to hundreds of children who lack resources.

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Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble

The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble invests in shaping the future of young people.

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David Katz and the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra is Chicagoland’s unique orchestra of...
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Chicago Chamber Musicians

The Chicago Chamber Musicians is dedicated to the performance of chamber music.

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Chicago Children's Choir

The multicultural Chicago Children’s Choir shapes the future by making a difference in the lives...

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Local 10-208 Chicago Federation of Musicians

The Chicago Federation of Musicians supports the work of professional musicians in Chicago.

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The Chicago School for Piano Technology

The mission of The Chicago School for Piano Technology is to foster the next generations of piano...

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Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

CYSO is investing in the future of music and the next generation of leaders in all career fiel...

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Choirs of America

Choirs of America engages, inspires, and educates choirs across the country.

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Sam Cichon

Sam is a retired senior who likes to make music with others.

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Civic Orchestra of Chicago

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago has been providing musical training since 1919.

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The Classical Symphony and Protégé Philharmonic

The mission of the organization is to build the future of classical music through the cultivation...

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Larena Code

Larena Code is passionate about introducing music into the lives of children.

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Cliff Colnot

Cliff Colnot is principal conductor for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and MusicNOW. He is also a...

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Community MusicWorks

Community MusicWorks uses classical music to empower communities and transform lives.

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Elise Dalleska

Elise is a musician who helps her students navigate their lives with grace, empathy, and respo...

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Alison Dalton

Alison Dalton is a violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Patricia Dash

Patricia Dash is co-founder of the Percussion Scholarship Program.

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Consulado General de México en Chicago

The Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago has had the honor of collaborating with the CSO on several...

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Francis DeAsis

Following in the footsteps of his younger sister, Francis DeAsis began his musical...

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DePaul University Community Music Division

The Community Music Division creates opportunities for students to explore their artistic passions...

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CSO Docent Program

Docent Program

The Docent Program, a project of the League...

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Emma Endres-Kountz

Emma Endres-Kountz co-founded the Merit School of Music in Chicago, IL.

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Rick Ferguson

Rick Ferguson is a music educator and performer in Evanston, IL.

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Christopher Flores

Bassist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Austin Lyric Opera.  Former...

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Ashanti Gayden

Ashanti is a student who strives to make a difference through music.

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Paul Gilvary

Paul is a dedicated music educator.

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Elliott Golub

Elliott Golub is a Chicago-area performer.

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Marcus Good Music

Marcus Butler, is a lyricist, vocalist, vocal coach, and vocal producer, composer,...
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Frank Hamilton

Frank Hamilton shares his love of music with students and audiences.

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Robert Hanford

Concertmaster of Lyric Opera of Chicago, who participates in many community activities.

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Jonathan Harnum

Jonathan shares his knowledge and love of music with others through teaching, blogging, and mo...

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Alan Heatherington

Alan Heatherington is a Chicago conductor, performer, teacher and mentor dedicated to enriching the...

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Michael Henoch

Michael Henoch is assistant principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Michael Hining

Michael Hining draws on his outstanding musicianship and nurturing, yet demanding, teaching style...

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Rashada House

Rashada House is a young musician.

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Claire Hugi

I am a housewife and an amateur musician, a pianist.  My husband plays the...

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Institute for Learning, Access and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Institute for Learning, Access and Training ignites sparks of curiosity about music.

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International Chamber Artists

The International Chamber Artists present concerts, support area music schools, and develop new and...

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Jackie Jansen

I am a violinist who started playing around age 6. I majored in Applied Music/Violin...
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Susan John

Mezzo-soprano Susan John brings her love of music to children in hospitals.

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Dominic Johnson

After studying with Csaba Erdelyi at Rice University,...

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Sheila Jones

My family were child musicians with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights...

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Jaehee Ju


It is a honor and very exciting to be part of a citizen musician. We are living in...

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David Katz

David Katz is an active performer and educator in the Chicago area.

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Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

Jacqueline Kelly-McHale is an experienced music educator.

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Melanie Kupchynsky

My most important work as a citizen musician was instilled in me by my father at a very early age....

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Learn to Make Music

Learn to Make Music is a non-for profit organization that brings quality music education and programs...

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Josephine Lee

Josephine Lee is President and Artistic Director of Chicago Children's Choir

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Kassie Lord

Kassie Lord is originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and went to North Park...

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Victoria Lowczyk


Victoria is a pianist, vocalist...

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Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma was inspired to develop the citizen musician initiative after reading about Felix Mendelssohn’s...

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Ian Maksin

Ian shares his music with people all over the city of Chicago.

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Anthony McGill

Anthony is a clarinetist dedicated to using music to build community.

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Evelyn DeVivo Meine

Evelyn DeVivo Meine was the coordinator of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s community education...

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Being a musician meant that he would explore as many areas as his talent allowed. Mendelssohn wasn’t...

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Merit School of Music

Merit School of Music: making music...building lives

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Midwest Young Artists

The core of the mission of Midwest Young Artists is to enrich the lives of our students and co...

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Ebony Miller

Ebony Miller is a student at Emerson Visual Performing Arts Academy.

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Minor Music, LLC

Minor Music publishes classroom materials and answers the questions of music students and pare...

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Ellen Mosher

Ellen Mosher is a pianist and teacher who takes pride in touching the lives of her students and her...

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Shaolin Muse

I am a 23 year old mixed African-American that has a disability known as Asperger's...
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Music Institute of Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago reaches Chicago-area students at its six campuses.

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Music Learning Community at Northwestern University

The Music Learning Community aims to provide all students with performing and teaching opportu...

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The Musical Offering

The Musical Offering is a community music school located in Evanston, IL.

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Riccardo Muti

In Chicago, Muti is working with juvenile detention centers to bring the hope and possibility of music...

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Yayoi Nakai

Yayoi Nakai is a music therapist.

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Natalie Nedvetsky

Natalie is committed to sharing her love of music and her concern for others.

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Claire and Ralph Neiweem

Claire and Ralph Neiweem are pianists and teachers.

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Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts

NIU's Community School of the Arts offers arts programming to all ages in the community.

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Northern Illinois University School of Music

The Northern Illinois University School of Music is committed to providing students a strong artistic,...

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Northshore Concert Band

The Northshore Concert Band provides high-caliber performance opportunities for local community members...

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Sharing Notes

Sharing Notes organizes interactive, engaging live musical performances in Chicago hospitals....

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Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in...

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Ovation Press String Visions

String Visions is a resource center for the 21st century musician.

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Elvin Padilla

A multidisciplinary community development practitioner and advocate, Elvin has worked...
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Diogo Pereira

Diogo Pereira, conductor and social entreprenuer, embraces two passions: Music and Social Justice. "I...

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

We are a local chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national fraternity of music. We have roughly 15...

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Charles Pikler

Charles Pikler is principal violist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a teacher at Midwest Young...

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Daniel Pilgreen

I am a saxophone player, but also a composer and a conductor-to-be. I love playing...
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Carlos Miguel Prieto

Carlos Miguel Prieto is currently the music director for the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de...

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Reading in Motion

Reading In Motion aims to get every at-risk kindergarten through third grade student reading at or...

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David Reithoffer

I have played violin since 4th grade.   Nothing serious but sometimes it really...

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Renovo String Orchestra

The Renovo String Orchestra is dedicated to presenting some of the most prominent and moving string...
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Elizabeth Rexford

Elizabeth is a retired music teacher whose love for music motivates her to continue her work through...

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Russell Riendeau

Russ Riendeau is a longtime guitarist/singer/songwriter who shares his passion with audiences, students,...

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Gail Rodin

Gail Rodin is currently the Orchestra Director at Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth,...

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Doris 'Pandorie' Rolland

I am a certified teacher/ general music and instrumental music educator/teaching artist/website designer Bio:...

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David Russell

David Russell is one of the worlds leading voices on the classical guitar. He is a Grammy...
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David Saenger

David is a Chicago-based music educator and musician.

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Sarah Sapperstein

Singer, Actor, Administrator, Advocate! 15 year career in theatre including over 40 theatre, musical...

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Dan Schwandt

Dan Schwandt is the Cantor at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park and the Lutheran School of Theology...

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Jason Seed

Genre-bending guitarist and composer. Leader of the Jason Seed Elixir Ensemble and Jason Seed Stringtet,...

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Jeff Seibert

I am the director of the Mayerson Artistic Excellence Program at the School for...

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Daisuke Seki

I'm Daisuke Seki, coming from Japan as an international student at the Harris school...

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Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago

Sherwood, The Community Music School @ Columbia College Chicago provides high quality music instruction...

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Rita Simo

Dr. Rita Simo founded the People's Music School because of her passionate belief in every person’s...

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Chris Sipos and Rachel Young

Chris Sipos and Rachel Young host open mic nights in the Waukegan area.

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Janani Sivakumar

Janani Sivakumar’s recent performances include solo and ensemble concerts at Orchestra Hall, the Bennett-Gordon...

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Linc Smelser

Linc Smelser is a dedicated teacher, performer, and conductor who instills his passion for music and...

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Lynne Sorkin

Lynne Sorkin has served as the Director of Human Resources for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ...

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Carolyn Stoner

Carolyn Stoner graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 2001 with a B.A. in Arts Management...

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Gary Stucka

Gary Stucka is a cellist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Suzuki-Orff School of Music

The Suzuki-Orff School of Music provides a quality music education to all Chicago children and...

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Michael Taylor

Taylor shares his passion and enthusiasm for West African drumming traditions with students young and...
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The People's Music School

The People’s Music School is Chicago’s only completely free community music school serving...

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Chi Can To

Chi Can To connects his passion for music with audiences in Chicago's Chinatown community.

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Kianti Turner-Walton

Kianti Turner-Walton is a young musician.

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Jourdan Urbach

Jourdan Urbach is a young virtuoso violinist who has raised millions of dollars for the improvement...

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W.O. Smith School of Music

W.O. Smith School transforms lives through music.

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Douglas Waddell

Douglas Waddell is co-founder of the CSO Percussion Scholarship Program.

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Kate Walsh

Kate is an avid music lover who supports musical discovery for everyone.

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Deborah Wanderley dos Santos

Deborah shares the transformative power of music that saved her from an unstable childhood with Chicago’s...

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Janelle Webb

I have been playing the piano since age 5. I initiated and began the first student...
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Kayla Wilson

Kayla Wilson is the youngest member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Theodore Thomas Society,...

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Skyla Wright

Skyla is a percussionist who loves to share music with others.

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Katie Wyatt (KidZNotes)

Katie Wyatt is an accomplished musician and new personality in music and social entrepreneurship....