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Chicago Sinfonietta

If you're interested in furthering your music career, check out the Chicago Sinfonietta! This professional orchestra is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion through the language of symphonic music.


Founded in 1987 by Maestro Paul Freeman, Chicago Sinfonietta is a professional orchestra that mends the disconnect between the lack of diversity in orchestras and the unique communities they play for while making classical music accessible for anyone. Over the course of several decades, the orchestra has experienced six European tours, two Kennedy Center performances, two Millennium Park concerts attended by over 19,000 people, and 15 recordings. Moreover, the orchestra also has spent ample time ensuring that diversity, inclusion, and bold and dynamic programming acts as the guiding force for the music they produce. Specifically, the orchestra promotes composes of color to perform rarely performed music to promote such diversity. Within recent years, the organization has also created multiple programs, such as the Project Inclusion Fellowship Program: a project designed innovatively served many music moguls. Lastly, the impact of the organization has been recognized by the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions – the “genius award” for non-profit organizations.

To learn more about their impact, check out their website here:

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