Education & Outreach

Through our educational and outreach programs, Chicago Sinfonietta provides thousands of children and adults with the opportunity to learn about and experience classical music. For many, these programs provide their only exposure to the rich cultural traditions embodied by the music.

Our programming is designed to steward the next generation of diverse musicians, conductors, administrators, and patrons of classical music -- from their formative years in elementary school to the beginning of their professional careers throughout the country. We engage with students inside their classrooms, at schools, and at concerts, providing them with multiple free Sinfonietta tickets to empower them to effect change in their families and communities.

It is our belief that young people can't be what they can't see. The Sinfonietta education and outreach program is an important part of sustaining our model of diversity and inclusion in symphonic music for generations to come.

Learn more about our programs using the links below.

CS Education & Mentoring Programs


Audience Matters is the Sinfonietta’s core program, targeting 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. This four-stage initiative provides Chicago Public School students with a long-term learning experience, increasing the students’ depth of understanding and degree of retention.

Student Ensembles with Excellence and Diversity (SEED) provides mentoring for young musicians. The SEED Program identifies talented high school musicians and offers them a series of workshops and master classes taught by Chicago Sinfonietta teacher-musicians in small ensemble settings.

Project Inclusion is Chicago Sinfonietta’s groundbreaking program where talent and mentorship converge to develop diverse and emerging musicians, conductors, and administrators on and off-stage.
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