Our mission: Meeting the needs of a diverse community through music study, outreach and performance.


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Welcome to Evanston's Community Music School

Who We Are

The Musical Offering is a musical home for beginners to bloom and for more experienced musicians to explore their craft. We are proud of our process-oriented teaching philosophy, professional and friendly faculty, investments in local schools, and partnerships with arts organizations equally committed to making music more accessible to all. More at our About Us page.



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Fall Registration is Now Open

Sign up for lessons, group classes now. Go to our Registration page to download the Fall forms.



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Donations to the MO from
Romano Brothers & Co.

This summer, Evanston-based Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management has selected The Musical Offering as this year's beneficiary in its campaign to get more Facebook likes.

Romano Wealth Management serves individuals, corporations, foundations, and trusts with investments in common stocks, tax exempt bonds, government securities, corporate bonds, and exchange traded funds (ETFs).

All you have to do is LIKE Romano Brothers' Facebook page, and they'll donate $5 per like to the MO! Share this on your page, encourage others to like our page and support The Musical Offering!


Music Marathon '17
Raises Over $6,000

This year's Music Marathon is a three-day schoolwide perform-a-thon that supports the school's mission and the MO's Scholarship Fund and offers a fun recital opportunity at the end of our programming year.

This event is by far our largest student performance event of the year, showcasing MO students in a series concerts.  The Music Marathon is also our largest — and only – student-driven fundraiser of the year. As such, our school counts on this to be both an artistically and financially successful event.

This year's top student fundraiser Maxwell Voltz raised $300 in sponsorships and will receive the top prize of a new Zoom Q2n video/audio recorder. Students who raised over $100 each will receive an MO hoodie and students raising over $50 receive an MO t-shirt.

All proceeds from this event – Students’ Entry Fees, Sponsorships collected – will go to the MO’s Scholarship Fund. To support our efforts, you can donate here.






Fall Production Auditions
August 29th and 31st


Auditions for The Musical Offering's Fall Production of and original work by Howard Godfrey and Jonathan Hauser, "Breadway Bound" will be held Tuesday, August 29th and Thursday, August 31st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Auditions are open for ages 13 to 17. Acting, singing and dancing experience (or a willingness to learn) are required.
Weekly rehearsals will be held on Sundays evenings from September 17th through November 5th at the MO.
Performances of Breadway Bound will take place on November 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th and 19th (matinee).
Schedule your audition today by emailing Artistic Director Rick Ferguson!