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Chicago Orchestral Academy Announces 2018-19 Auditions
Event Date: Sat. 9/1/18; Sun. 9/2/18; Sat. 9/8/18; Sun. 9/9/18




Chicago, IL - The Chicago Orchestral Academy has announce the 2018-2019 season of the Protégé Philharmonic Fellowship. This is an exciting opportunity to experience professional level orchestral training in an intimate, challenging, and supportive learning environment.  Chicago Orchestral Academy members rehearse and perform the finest orchestral literature creating a life long appreciation and love of music. 
Auditions for the Chicago Orchestral Academy (COA) 2018-19 Fellowship Season will take place September 1st , 2nd, 8th and  9th at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 South Wabash Ave., Suite 260, Chicago, IL. Chicago Orchestral Academy is offering this opportunity for high school and advanced junior high school to experience the finest professional training in Chicago. Chicago Orchestral Academy members rehearse and perform the finest literature and that experience can take you wherever you want to go in the music field.  Every member learns to contribute to a great experience for the entire orchestra.  Celebrating its 29th Season of extraordinary music education, for young Chicago area musicians, Chicago Orchestral Academy's Protege Philharmonic builds the future of young musicians using incredible training opportunities with fantastic literature. 


Audition Fee: $35.00. Auditions are conducted by Joseph Glymph, Music Director. 


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About the Orchestra:
Founded 39 years ago, the organization has gone through a recent rebranding with the new name of Chicago Orchestral Academy. There are 2 orchestras in the COA, Classical Symphony Orchestra and Protégé Philharmonic. Protégé Philharmonic builds the future of classical music through the cultivation of young high school artists, which includes orchestral training opportunities, chamber music ensembles, soloists and composers.
The audition-only orchestra includes members from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and northwest Indiana, ranging from advanced junior high through high school students. The Philharmonic provides professional orchestra training and members receive coaching from accomplished professional Chicago area musicians.
The orchestra performs four concert programs every regular season and two concerts during the summer season in the Auditorium of the Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University. Rehearsals are held at Classical Symphony Hall, 218 South Wabash Avenue and rehearsals are open to the public. Last year's graduating seniors were awarded over $250,00 in scholarships to colleges and universities all over the United States.




Media Contact: Lynn M. Glymph
Phone: 312-341-1521