Welcome! The Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders (APOL) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1978. Its members are prominent and successful musicians of the Chicagoland area. Their music has been heard at thousands of social, corporate, and charity events annually.

     The "Finding the Appropriate Musical Group" link on the left will get you started. Here you will find many tips to guide you in selecting the best musical entertainment for your event.


      The musicians of the APOL understand the importance of having the right musical group for your special event. We're here to guide you through the process and give you the resources you'll need.

     Guided by the APOL Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, the organization encourages the highest values of professionalism and musical excellence. We further strive to educate the public regarding the value of live musical entertainment.

For additional information about the APOL or it's members, please contact:
Michael Delaney, Secretary/Treasurer
745 S. Hawthorne
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: 630.833.0959

38th Annual Dinner Dance & APOL Fundraiser: Friday, April 13, 2018. See press release in 'News' for more information.

2017 Scholarship Winner Announced
At it's monthly luncheon on August 15, 2017 the Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders was proud to present a $500 scholarship award to Elmhurst College freshman, Amanda Garcia. This is the first of two scholarship awards that the APOL will present this year.

For more information about becoming a candidate, visit the 'Scholarship Information' page.

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