Classical Kids Music Education (CKME) is a charitable, Chicago, Illinois-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that works to enrich the communities that is serves through direct access to culturally significant venues, professional artists and organizations, and high-quality theatrical concert productions, while fostering new appreciation for classical music and music history.
CKME was developed out of the highly acclaimed Classical Kids Live! symphony concert series, which for the past two decades has collaborated with more than 400 distinguished orchestras in introducing over two million children and their parents to the extraordinary lives and musical masterpieces of the great classical composers. Classical Kids is a prominent leader in the field of music education and has received more awards and honors than any other entity of its kind.
In addition to its nationally acclaimed programming, CKME is planning exciting local area strategies for new projects and collaborations that will benefit Chicagoland's diverse communities, schools, and arts organizations.
Learn about the CKME's mission.
CKME's vision statement.
The background of the organization from a symphony concert series to a multi-faceted arts education organization.
Learn more about the people behind the organization.