Our mission: Meeting the needs of a diverse community through music study, outreach and performance.
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. In 2007, we won the Evanston Mayor’s Award for the Arts in recognition of our history as an arts incubator and the quality of our programming.
Our Teaching Philosophy
The Musical Offering provides students and teachers with collaborative opportunities to learn and perform. We hire gifted teachers who share a process-oriented teaching philosophy and the belief that students learn best in an engaging atmosphere. We carefully match teachers and students to maximize learning potential and enjoyment of music education. A process-oriented teaching philosophy guides students on a course to the joyful mastery of music.
On this journey, they acquire and develop intellectual, emotional, and physical tools such as diligence, critical thinking, expressiveness, and dexterity to harness the potential of music to enhance their lives. This training translates into every area of learning and life.
Musings of a Transplanted Southerner on a Life in Music
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MO's Musical Theater Summer Camp Registration is Open
Transform your ensemble, rehearsal, and performance skills! Take your writing, acting, singing and/or composing skilles to a new level!
Campers will create THREE new musical theater pieces by taking works from the standard pop repertoire and giving them a hilarious makeover.
Hard Knock Life In Oz - June 26-30
Spamilton - July 10-14, 17-21
Fiddle Shop of Horrors - July 24-28
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM
Beethoven Project X:
This lecture-recital will explore and compare the music of Beethoven with that of Georges Onslow (known as the "French Beethoven").
Joining Mr. Ferguson will be violinist Victoria Moreira of the Kaia String Quartet and Dr. Juliet White-Smith, professor of viola at Ohio State University.
The program includes Onslow's sonatas for viola and piano in F Major, Op. 16, Nr. 1 and A Major, Op. 16, Nr. 3 as well as Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata for violin and piano in F Major, Op. 24.
Dr. Juliet White-Smith, Viola
Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 PM
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