Opening Doors 2023!

Join us for CMPI’s second-annual fundraiser at Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30pm. The evening will feature performances and remarks from CMPI’s talented fellows, as well as inspiring words from special guest, acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

Proceeds from this event will support life-changing training, mentoring, and financial support for some of the most promising young musicians in the greater Chicago area.
Please use the link below to purchase single tickets and sponsorships. We’d love to see you there!

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What is CMPI?

In the short-term, the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI) aims to build a robust Chicago-area training pathway for talented student musicians from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.  To accomplish this, a diverse network of well-established not-for-profit Chicago music and youth-focused organizations work to identify talented, motivated students early in their training, and together, help them to achieve their full musical potential.

Over the long-term, the goal of CMPI is to increase diversity in America’s professional, musical landscape, and particularly in its orchestras, promoting equity, vibrancy, and sustainability within those organizations and the extraordinary art form they celebrate.

Music Matters

Too many young musicians are still denied the educational and musical resources required to achieve success at the highest level.

Anthony McGillMerit School of Music + Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Alum | Principal Clarinet, New York Philharmonic

Advisory Council

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