Help Support Free Music Education in Chicago with The People's Music School

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Vision

The People's Music School envisions a society where all children have access to the unique social, emotional, intellectual benefits achieved through musical excellence. We believe music is transformative and empowers the lives of youth, families and communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free music education. Through intensive instruction and performance, our students achieve excellence in music that transfers to other areas in life. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem, resilience and purpose.

Our Values

  • We provide opportunity: Access to the benefits of music, regardless of socio-economic status or previous training
  • We cultivate excellence: High musical achievements reflected in all areas of life
  • We work hard: Focus, discipline and resilience required in everything we do
  • We nurture creativity: Innovative problem-solving sparks critical thinking
  • We embody community: Resourceful, diverse, welcoming community fully invested in common purpose

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