The Center for Black Music Research, founded in 1983 at Columbia College Chicago, practices citizen musicianship by providing the opportunity for academic communities and the general public to research and view the center’s expansive black music collection. The center exists to highlight the significant role that black music plays in world culture and history.
Music Haven, an after-school arts program in New Haven, Conn., provides an opportunity for young students to learn music and practice citizen musicianship within their community. The program is anchored by a string quartet that dedicates its time to teaching students and performing in the community; coincidentally, two of the musicians are alumni of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. The program offers free one-on-one and group lessons for students in New Haven’s community.
In the morning of February 2nd, Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma participated in a rehearsal for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago's Artistic Challenge. Later in the afternoon, he also helped lead a panel discussion regarding the values of citizen musicianship. Following the panel discussion, members of the Civic Orchestra, the Chicago Cello Society, and Roosevelt University participated in a reading session with the cellist.
Deborah Sobol, an incredible musician dedicated to bringing music to communities, has passed away. Join us in remembering her life and her work as a Citizen Musician.
Over a busy six days in the Canary Islands, a number of CSO musicians made time for additional community performances and masterclasses as part of the CSO’s Citizen Musician programming.
An enthusiastic crowd ventured out on a frigid December 12 evening for Yo-Yo Ma’s free open rehearsal with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at Nicholas Senn High School.
The Mirror Quartet offers presentations to students in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and the nearby suburb of Oak Park.
Claire Chase, Katinka Kleijn, and Jacob Greenberg perform George Crumb's Vox Balanae as part of the 2013 Chicago Humanities Festival.
The CSO's Verdi Requiem concert all but sold out at this point. What to do? Watch it from the comfort of your own computer.
As their symphony prepared to launch its 2013-14 season, a few CSO musicians gathered for a dual-purpose community chamber concert at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park.
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