Arts Education

As a presenter of artists and ensembles at the heights of their fields, the Harris Theater has the opportunity to provide unique pre-professional experiences for Chicago’s most gifted young artists and students. Through this program, the theater has connected students with renowned artists including Wendy Whelan, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony, Alonzo King, Wu Han, Anne-Marie McDermott, Hamburg Ballet, Sphinx Virtuosi, Paul Neubauer, and Scottish Ballet.

The Harris Theater has established core partnerships with Chicago Academy for the Arts, Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts), Music Institute of Chicago, Merit School of Music, and After School Matters. Students from each partner organization have access to master classes, workshops and post-performance discussions, as well as underwritten tickets to attend performances, connecting their work in the classroom to the extraordinary work of artists appearing on the Harris Theater stage.


Learn More

The Harris Theater is proud to partner with After School Matters, Chicago Academy for the Arts, ChiArts and the Music Institute of Chicago Academy. Please visit the links below to learn more about these fantastic organizations and how they support Chicago’s brightest young artists and students.

After School Matters
Chicago Academy for the Arts

Chicago High School for the Arts
Merit School of Music

Music Institute of Chicago