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.
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.
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.
Enriching young lives with emotional and exciting, fictional stories steeped in rich, historic fact.
Captivating a child’s attention through multi-arts disciplines, professional artists and theatrical production values.
Inspiring children to excellence in their own interest through a powerful human connection to music of the past.
Integrating artistic learning into multiple subject areas by supplying classroom support materials that encourage active exploration across the curricula.
Dependability and Responsibility
Possessing a Positive Attitude
Honesty and Integrity
Motivated to Grow & Learn
Establish a stronger Chicago-area presence benefitting local communities, schools, and organizations.
Create new program offerings while adding artistic enhancements to current productions.
Increase national and international programming collaborations with more orchestras to reach more children.
Establish a community home with space to offer early childhood music education classes and music resources.
Develop a comprehensive distance learning opportunity that will allow all children, especially those in rural areas, to participate in Classical Kids programming.