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Orchestral Studies [Brass, Harp, Percussion, Strings, Woodwinds] (MM or Diploma)

The Orchestral Studies program prepares students majoring in strings, woodwinds, brass, harp or percussion for careers as orchestral musicians. Through weekly mock audition classes led by professional Chicago musicians, and additional private lessons focusing on orchestral repertoire, students will build and hone the skills they need to win auditions and thrive as Orchestral Musicians.


Why Roosevelt for your Orchestral Studies Program

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Experienced Faculty

CCPA's faculty is comprised of passionate teachers and performers who can be seen/heard on stages around the world, including here in Chicago with organizations such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

String orchestra focused on violins performing in a concert hall

Orchestral Audition Preparation

Orchestral Studies students will participate in a curriculum focused on preparing them to take Orchestral Auditions, and to thrive in an Orchestral setting.  Students will receive Weekly Orchestral Excerpt Lessons in addition to their regular Applied Lessons, and will participate in a weekly Mock Audition Class led by CCPA Faculty, as well as guest musicians from the Midwest area.

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Performance Opportunities

Chamber music and ensemble studies are integrated into the curriculum, giving students regular opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty of other instruments.


“The Orchestral Studies program was created for young musicians who are on the cusp of becoming professional orchestral players and who would like to work intensively on the preparation required to succeed in this field. The program is open to a limited number of highly skilled musicians who work with our prestigious music faculty and ensemble conductors to further their preparation of orchestral repertoire.”


Emanuele Andrizzi
Head of the Orchestral Studies Program and Conductor, Orchestras