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Opening Doors 2024

CMPI looks forward to the return of our annual fundraising event, Opening Doors, on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30pm, in Symphony Center’s Buntrock Hall. We are particularly excited to welcome this year’s guest speaker, Marin Alsop!

More information and links to sponsorships and single tickets can be found here. We hope to see you there!

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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