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

July 28..The End of Time


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Fall Registration is Underway

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

Make sure to Register by Sunday, September 17th!


Music and The Brain:
Music as a Model of Neuroplasticity

If you missed Fall Orientation, our guest speaker Elaine (Ellie) Thompson from the Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Lab has provided us a downloadble PDF of her presentation.

Click to download (note: file size is 14 MB).



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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!




Upcoming Concerts at the MO!


Tickets available for these concert events are on sale now at the Music on Madison page.

Fri. September 29 - 7:30 PM
   From Mozart to Motown:
   A Recital of Solo & Duo Pieces

    J. Patrick Rafferty, violin, Erin Rafferty, viola

Sat. October 7 - 7:30 PM
   An Evening of Persian Music

   Members of The Pezhvak Ensemble

Wed. October 11th - 7:30 PM
   Mark Twain's America

   Pianist Jacqueline Schwab

Sat. October 14th - 7:30 PM
   Mobile Variations
Ryan Ingebritsen/Krzystof Wolek