As a Civic Orchestra of Chicago Fellow, I often am asked what the fellows do. In response, I answer that we participate in diverse projects that develop our musicianship and creativity with the aim of preparing us for careers as artists in a rapidly-changing field. As fellows, we perform in Symphony Center and in schools […]Read more "Fellowship of the Civic: Explaining the duties of a Civic Fellow"
On March 13th, some of the Civic Fellows participated in the Negaunee Music Institute’s residency at Illinois Youth Center – Chicago. This residency was led by Sara Lee and Rex Horan from the London-based Irene Taylor Trust: Music in Prisons. This was one of the most unique residencies we have experienced this season. Over the […]Read more "A Fellow’s Reflection: March 13 – 26"
It was a great honor of my time as a fellow to work closely with my friend Kip Riecken to spearhead our CSO-Connect project. The task presented to us: create from scratch a 45-minute, interactive, memorized presentation to introduce children to the music and story of Richard Strauss’s epic tone poem, Don Quixote. Perform this […]Read more "Fellows Connect in the Classroom"