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Rick Ferguson, Artistic Director

The Musical Offering Scholarship Fund is made possible through the generosity of individual and corporate donors.

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Music and the Brain

Fascinating and compelling research by Nina Kraus, Ph.D. from Northwestern University on the effects of music study on auditory and brain development.

Please visit www.brainvolts.northwestern.edu to learn more!

To read her recent article and to learn more interesting aspects of this research, click HERE!




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The Musical Offering would like to congratulate all of our 2015 Honors Students! Click here for a group picture.

Music Stars Summer Camps

July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24

9am to 3pm daily

with Friday evening concerts

Each week, students create and perform a show based on some of today's most popular themes...Zombies! Hobbits! Sleepy Hollow! Into the Woods! Combining all musical genres, singing, original compositions, chamber music, acting, dancing, costumes, lighting and visuals, we also offer scriptwriting and directing breakout sessions.

Visit our Music Stars page for more information!  



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Music on Madison

Fourth Coast Ensemble
Chantez! Songs of Massenet, Messiaen, and L. Boulanger 
Friday, April 17 - 7:30 pm

Chantez = Sing! Chicago's own vocal chamber quartet, Fourth Coast Ensemble, presents an evening of French art song. The program will feature works for vocal quartet, duos, and solo voice to showcase the variety that can be found within French song.

Outer Voices
Saturday, April 18 - 7:30 pm

Outer Voices will make its Evanston debut at The Musical Offering with a showcase of some of our favorite pieces from previous concerts as well as a preview of upcoming ones. Featured is Four Voices, a new work by Chicago composer Nomi Epstein, accompanied by other contemporary pieces as well as two amazing vocal trios from the fourteenth century, Machaut's Ballade 17 and Solage's Fumeux fume par fumée.
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Chamber Classics

Spring Gala - Benefit Concert
Saturday, May 16 - 7:30 pm
A very special evening of chamber music for piano and strings combining two very different Russian masters and featuring some of the most gifted artists in the Chicago area. 
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