Important audition update!

CMPI will be holding a new round of auditions for our 2020/21 cohort for rising 9th-11th grade students in September! See our audition page for more information.

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

Steering Team

merit school music cmpi
cyso cmpi
sinfonietta cmpi
cso cmpi
depaul school music cmpi
ravinia cmpi

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