Music Festivals are a long-standing tradition within CPS. For over 90 years, these festivals have allowed students from across the city to perform prepared pieces and receive constructive feedback from established music adjudicators and clinicians. Festivals that CPS students can participate in:

  • Piano Solo (grades 4–12)
  • Instrumental Solo & Ensemble (grades 4–12)
  • Vocal Solo & Ensemble (grades 4–12)
  • Elementary Choir (grades K–8)
  • High School Choir (grades 9–12)
  • Elementary Band & Orchestra (grades 4–8)
  • High School Band & Orchestra (grades 9–12)
  • Mariachi (grades K–12)
  • Jazz (grades 9–12)

In school year 2020-21, Music Festivals will take place virtually. Students will be able to submit videos and/or play live on Google Meet to receive feedback from college professors and leading arts organizations in Chicago.

All other information about 2020-21 Music Festivals is forthcoming. If you have questions, please contact musicfestivals@cps.edu.