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

The Background
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 700 underserved students. 
We've reached 10,000+ students in our 41 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. 
Yet the path to learning music is often inaccessible to the children who could use it most.

We’ve launched 7 tech pilots with 5 different amazing startups,
including Soundslice, Music Prodigy and Sonation- full story at ChicagoInno.

Our Music Hack is an open invitation to the best and brightest in Chicago tech to work together 
on a music technology challenge that helps make learning music more accessible to all. 
We want to take music education to the next level and that’s why we need YOU. 
Read more at Built in Chicago and take a peek at last year's Hack here.

Event Details

Calling all developers, designers, makers and creators: REGISTER HERE

*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.

9am - Kickoff! Hack challenge introduced + teams get to work

5pm - Demos + Celebration! Meet, Greet & Eat

The Music Hack 2017 challenge will be revealed at 9am on November 11.

Hints and resources will be shared with registered participants in emails leading up to event.

Be sure to view our participant prep before November 11.


Please REGISTER to attend our end of day demos and celebration, beginning at 5pm!


The winning team will walk away with all sorts of tech goodies, music swag and more!

Prizes include iPhone X and VIP experiences at the world premiere.

Sponsor our Music Hack

Join our awesome partners.

Community plays a big part in making it a success. Join us and support the effort!

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?

Sponsor the Music Hack at the level that's right for you and your goals.

Contact the Music Hack team for more details.

2017 Music Hack Sponsors & Partners

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About Fulcrum Point

Fulcrum Point New Music Project pushes the boundaries of the musical experience globally by: supporting new compositions, creating and performing transformative new music experiences, and educating audiences of all ages and backgrounds to imagine the possibilities of music. Winners of the prestigious BMI and ASCAP music awards, Fulcrum Point is internationally recognized for its compelling programming which speaks to our time by engaging a broad spectrum of artforms and artists, including visual art, popular culture, technology and literature.