So You Want To Play In An Orchestra…

Hello, my name is Philip Bergman. Over the course of my career, I have taken about a dozen auditions for full-time professional orchestras, four for part-time professional orchestras, and four for training orchestras. I have won some of these auditions, in some I have advanced to the final round, in some I have been asked…

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Getting to know the 2019/20 Civic Fellows

This season we welcomed new members into the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Fellowship as well as a new manager of the program, Nicolas Gonzalez. While we often get asked about our musical lives, I wanted to ask each fellow (and Nic!) some questions about their lives outside of the practice room. Enjoy! Alexandria Hoffman, Flute…

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That’s a Wrap! Recapping the Civic Fellows’ 2018/19 season.

And just like that, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s 2018/19 Season came to a close! Some highlights from last season included CSO-Connect, residencies at Illinois Youth Center Chicago (IYCC) and BRAVE Youth Leaders, team community engagement projects, and last but not least, two Purpose over Pain songwriting projects with the London-based Irene Taylor Trust. Keep…

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