Mission, Vision & Values

  • The Mission

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To provide children with an exciting and educational point of entry into the world of classical music by humanizing the lives of the great composers, creating an emotional connection to their musical masterpieces, and inspiring a personal excellence that leads to greater achievement and success in life.

  • The Vision

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Belief

CKME believes that powerful stories drawn from true heroes of the past can inspire excellence in children to reach beyond themselves and their own potential.

Aesthetic Framework

To be the premiere organization using drama to lead children enthusiastically into the world of the great classical music composer.

To captivate, educate, enrich, and inspire young people through a cultural understanding of classical music and historical period.

To build new bridges between the music of the past, the children of today, and the audiences of tomorrow.

To change the world through the power of music.

  • Artistic Values

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Enrichment

Enriching young lives with emotional and exciting, fictional stories steeped in rich, historic fact.

Captivation

Captivating a child’s attention through multi-arts disciplines, professional artists and theatrical production values.

Inspiration

Inspiring children to excellence in their own interest through a powerful human connection to music of the past.

Integration

Integrating artistic learning into multiple subject areas by supplying classroom support materials that encourage active exploration across the curricula.

  • Working Values

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Strong Work Ethic
Dependability and Responsibility
Possessing a Positive Attitude
Adaptability
Honesty and Integrity
Self-Motivated
Motivated to Grow & Learn
Strong Self-Confidence
Professionalism
Loyalty
  • Overarching Goals

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One

Establish a stronger Chicago-area presence benefitting local communities, schools, and organizations.

Two

Create new program offerings while adding artistic enhancements to current productions.

Three

Increase national and international programming collaborations with more orchestras to reach more children.

Four

Establish a community home with space to offer early childhood music education classes and music resources.

Five

Develop a comprehensive distance learning opportunity that will allow all children, especially those in rural areas, to participate in Classical Kids programming.

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