CHICAGO MUSICAL PATHWAYS INITIATIVE
Important audition update
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CMPI will be offering a second round of auditions via video in July, 2020. 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.