Education & Outreach

Classical Campers

Classical Campers provides an appealing introduction to classical music through engaged storytelling and interactive workshops, hands-on instrument instruction, and up-close access to the musicians of Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Designed to spark curiosity and a love of music, this popular half-day music immersion reaches children ages 6-12.

A collaboration with the Chicago Park District, nearly 2,000 students from more than 30 different Chicago neighborhoods learn about the instruments and the sections of the orchestra with Festival educators and Project Inclusion fellows. Campers also take part in hands-on musical activities, and wrap up their day with a visit to a Festival rehearsal, including a talkback with Grant Park Orchestra members. Classical Campers often provides children with their first exposure to a live classical music performance.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival is providing online learning during the 2020 Season.