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


Our Offerings

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.



Musings of a Transplanted Southerner on a Life in Music

October 2..The Dystopian Landscape

Learn about Rick Ferguson's schoolyear-long project with District 65 and Chute School.



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Winter/Spring Registration is Open.

First day of Winter/Spring is Tuesday, January 23.

Visit the Registration page to download the form or pick up a paper copy at the MO.




B Sharp Cocktail Hour
February 3rd - 6PM - 8PM

The Musical Offering Board of Directors and our parent-driven Fundraising Committee will be hosting this gathering with the goals of raising funds for the MO and providing an opportunity for us to spend time together, get to know one another, and share our love of The Musical Offering and what is means to our families. 

We are looking for volunteers to contribute wine or beer, appetizers, and silent auction items. These can be goods, experiences, shared dinners in your home, etc. Please contact MO Board Member Nancy Syburg for more info.

More details will be available shortly! In the meantime, get your tickets today!

Advance: $15
At the Door: $20

All proceeds to benefit the MO Annual Fund!

Thanks to Romano Brothers & Co!

Evanston-based Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management has selected The Musical Offering as a beneficiary last year in its campaign to get more likes for their Facebook page.

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).

When all the Likes were tallied, Romano Brothers & Co. made a generous contribution of $400 to the MO! Thanks to Romano Brothers and thanks to everyone who liked their page!

For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the The Musical Offering!

Think Summer!
Enrollment for Summer Music Stars Camp is Open!

More info here:






Brazilian Music
Workshop with 
Ian Coury &
Ebinho Cardoso

Sunday, January 21
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Chicago Choro Club is hosting a workshop with Brazilian musicians Ian Coury and Ebinho Cardoso that is open to the public.

More info here!


Coming This Month:

Sat. Jan 20... Schubertiade featuring MO Faculty

Sun. Jan 21... Duo Mandolim & Bass

More at the Music on Madison page



Clarinet Masterclass 

with Wagner Campos

Saturday, January 27
10 AM - 12 Noon

The Musical Offering is proud to host master teacher and clarinetist Wagner Campos (DePaul University) in a masterclass.

High school students may register to play for Mr. Campos or audit the class. The first eight students to register to play for Mr. Campos will be taken. More info here.