The CSO-Connect Curriculum Program brings CPS teachers from arts and non-arts classrooms together to develop lessons tied to a yearly theme and orchestral repertoire featured in a CSO School Concert. Teachers in this professional learning community regularly attend workshops where they share their expertise and collaboratively work on improving teaching skills. In addition, teams of musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Fellowship program visit all CSO-Connect partner schools. During these visits, they collaborate with students on music composition projects that focus on the program’s main idea. This collaborative process is then showcased at the Connect culminating event, where the fellows join the students to perform these original music compositions.
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