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

Join us to celebrate 40 years of The People's Music School!

Saturday, June 11

North Park University - Hamming Hall 


The Background

The People's Music School delivers access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free music education to students who could otherwise not afford it. Through intensive instruction and performance (up to 12 hours per week per student), 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. Today, The People’s Music School provides more than 100,000 total annual hours of intensive music education to 500 students between the ages of 5 and 18 from 45 zip codes across Chicago. Founded in 1976, The People’s Music School has educated an estimated 10,000 students in the past 40 years. 

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Event Details

There's no party like a TPMS party! 

Join us for a day-long festival celebrating another fantastic year!

Enjoy performances all day long by The Peoples Music School's 500+ students, as well as faculty, 

from all 4 of our sites at this celebratory, family-friendly event.


In addition to the day-long performances, celebrations include:

10:00am - Kickoff!

2:00pm - All-School Celebration, including a performance Third Coast Percussion!

4:30pm - SLAM Awards Ceremony


Show your support!

Students & families gather donations in support of their performances to support their year-long music learning.

Let's show them the community is cheering on another year of hard work, too, and make donations in support of Performapaloozathon

In honor of The People's Music School's 40th birthday, donations with "40" are encouraged (but by no means required!): $40, $140, $240, etc.

Give a little, spread the word, and make a BIG impact:

500+ students, from 40+ zipcodes, engaging in 100,000+ learning hours each year! 


More info

Interested in volunteering at this event? Contact Jessica Tansey for details: jessica.tansey@peoplesmusicschool.org

(Parent & family volunteers, please sign up with your site's Sign Up Genius!)

Stay tuned for parking info!