Support Us


"As a professional performer and music educator, I seek the highest level of music education for my children. The Musical Offering meets my exacting standards while holding true to their mission of providing music instruction to Evanston students of all abilities and talents. As a resident of Evanston, I feel truly blessed that we have a resource such as The Musical Offering right in our backyard. I urge you to support this unique music program as it seeks to grow and expand its curriculum." -Dileep Gangolli, founder and director of the Illinois Woodwind Academy, and member of the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, and the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra 


Donate to The Musical Offering or Volunteer!

We are passionate about what we do. Our community’s needs continue to increase, so we need to grow our capacity to serve. Imagine what your donation or service to The Musical Offering can sustain and build. If you share our passion, give as generously as you can. If you would like to volunteer, you can download this our volunteer information packet and see how our needs fit with your skillset.  If you have any questions please contact the Director of Operations via email or phone.

Annual Fund

The musical offering invites you to help us sustain our essentials:

  • A flexible teaching environment that responds to the needs of each student.
  • Teachers with excellent educational and performance credentials.
  • A wide range of musical styles, from classical to contemporary to Irish and more.

Help us grow our investments in our community’s musical well-being through:

  • Dynamic collaborations with fine arts staff and students in Evanston's District 65.
  • Support for our own 60-seat performance venue and our Music On Madison series, used to celebrate the arts in Evanston and beyond.
  • Our scholarship program, which is needed now more than ever.

We welcome contributions of all kinds. Whether you can give financially, volunteer your time or skill, underwrite a performance, or donate items, please contact Rick Ferguson at 847-866-6260 or email.


The Musical Offering Scholarship Fund

100% of donations fund high-level music education for students exhibiting talent, drive, and financial need.  Private lessons and small group classes are led by professional musicians who actively perform throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond.