The People's Music School is the only completely FREE music school delivering over 100,000 hours of game-changing music mentorship every year to over 500 underserved students -- reaching 10,000+ students in our 40-year history! Music inspires young minds to reach beyond the boundaries of their world. It offers limitless possibilities for creativity, achievement, and growth - socially, emotionally, and intellectually.
Today, The People's Music School is turning to technology to provide even more access to music education. We've launched tech pilots with 5 innovative startups. But that's just the start.
Our Music Hack is our open invitation to Chicago’s brightest minds to dream and build music tech that takes engagement and learning in music to the next level.
Calling all developers, designers, makers, musicians & creators:
REGISTER HERE* to join us!
Be sure to view our participant prep if you register after 3pm on Friday, 4/8
10am - Kickoff! Hack challenge introduced + teams get to work
The Music Hack 2016 challenge will be revealed at 10am on April 9.
Hints and resources will be shared with registered participants in emails leading up to event.
*Interested but don't know how to code? You can join a team when you arrive,
or bring a friend who can code to maximize your chances.
Compete for $45,000+ in total prizes, including:
Hardware, tech tools, music access, and more!
Chief Digital Officer
Department of Electrical Engineering + Computer Science
Bienen School of Music
Founder + Developer
Django web framework
Head of Corporate Strategy
Global Head of Technology
Jennifer Kim Matsuzawa
President + Artistic Director
Looking to build brand awareness?
Recruit great talent from Chicago's best schools?
Engage your company's developers and designers in a fun community event?
Network in Chicago's music + tech community?
Build excitement + credibility around a new product?
Sponsor the Music Hack at the level that's right for you and your goals.
Contact Jessica Tansey for more details.
2112 is a business incubator like Chicago's downtown incubator 1871, but with a focus on the arts. Part of Fort Knox Studios, Chicago’s most talked about music rehearsal, production, and recording ecosystem, 2112 is a place where musicians, music industry insiders, and technology entrepreneurs cross paths and collaborate. It's the PERFECT venue for The People’s Music School’s Music Hack -- and a great opportunity for everyone to come see what they're up to!
Check back here often for updates & announcements!
Learn more about our Senior Advisor for tech initiatives, Adrian Holovaty.
Check out a recap of last year's inaugural #musichack on our blog!