Meet the 2017/18 Civic Fellows!

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is proud to announce the 2017/18 class of Civic Fellows. Throughout the season, in addition to playing alongside their colleagues in the Civic Orchestra, the fellows will perform chamber music in schools and communities across the city, design and implement their own community engagement projects, serve as leaders for creative projects facilitated by the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, teach at community youth orchestras of The People’s Music School, and more.

Check this site regularly for fellows news, essays and reflections on past activity.


violin (second year Civic member)
MARIA ARRUA violin (second year Civic member and fellow)
JOE BAUER double bass (first year Civic member)
GORDON DAOLE-WELLMAN clarinet (second year Civic member and fellow)
ROSLYN GREEN viola (second year Civic member)
CHRISTY KIM flute (second year Civic member)
SIYOON PARK oboe (first year Civic member)
LAURA PITKIN  horn (first year Civic member)
MIDORI SAMSON bassoon (second year Civic member and fellow)
ROBINSON SCHULZE  bass trombone (first year Civic member)
ALEX SCHWARZ  trumpet (second year Civic member and fellow)
NICHOLAS SWETT cello (second year Civic member)
PEI-YEH TSAI piano (first year Civic member)
DENIELLE WILSON cello (first year Civic member)