Free CPS Performing Arts Opportunity for your students!

All ACPA ensembles will be offered remotely in the 2020-2021 school year. The ensembles open in the 2020-21 school year are:

  • Symphonic Band I and II, Grades 4–12

  • Percussion Ensemble, Grades 6–12

  • Jazz Band, Grades 4–12

  • Music & Media Production, Grades 6–12

  • Orchestra, Grades 6–12

  • Choir, Grades 3–12

  • Elementary Modern Rock Band, Grades 5–8

  • High School Modern Rock Band, Grades 9–12

  • Mariachi, Grades 5–12

  • Dance, Grades 6–12

  • Theatre, Grades 6–12


Some important notes about the program this year: 

  • Priority will be given to students who do not have access to in-school arts education at their home schools. 

  • Instruments and other materials will be distributed to students after enrollment is closed. 

  • Students will be asked to submit a virtual audition video or set up an interview time for the ensemble(s) to which they apply. Click here to find the information associated with each ensemble. Ensemble directors will reach with the next steps upon completion of the application form. 


IMPORTANT: Please complete all sections of the application carefully, and please make sure that you read the placement materials and experience guidelines for each ensemble.


The deadline for application is September 26, 2020. Students will be notified of their acceptance status on September 30, 2020.


Please email [email protected] if you have any questions, and we look forward to working with your students! 




The Department of Arts Education

All-City Arts Programs
CPS Department of Arts Education
42 W Madison St, 3rd Floor
p: 773-553-2170