The People’s Music School is a nonprofit organization that delivers access to the benefits of tuition-free music education to 850 students from over 50 zip codes across Chicago. Program locations exist in Back of the Yards, Greater South Side, Albany Park and Uptown.
The free concert held at North Park University is the music school’s biggest community celebration of the year. All 850 students will take the stage to perform in this full-day concert FREE and open to the public.
Mayor Lightfoot will attend from 10:00am – 10:45am.
About The People’s Music School
The People’s Music School is the only completely free music school focused solely on Chicago’s underserved children. The mission is to deliver access to the benefits of high-quality, immersive music education. Through intensive instruction and performance, students achieve excellence in music that transfers to the classroom and beyond. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem, resilience and purpose.
The school’s students have performed with Yo-Yo Ma, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Third Coast Percussion, Jimmy Chamberlin of the Smashing Pumpkins, and have partnered with Chicago Public Schools, Bottom Line college prep, Louder Than A Bomb and Obama Summit, among many more. The school has been featured widely in the media for its innovation, impact and excellence including Billboard Magazine, New York Times, the Today Show, ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Sun-Times, Univision, CBS News, PBS, and WGN. To learn more about The People’s Music School and upcoming events, please visit: www.peoplesmusicschool.org.
EVENT from 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
North Park University