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, Instructor, VanderCook College of Music; Artistic Director, Sheridan Chamber Players


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 "volunteer information" packet and see how our needs fit with your skillset.  If you have any questions please contact the Director of Operations at

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
  • The creation of our own performance venue, “Music On Madison”, 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


Prelude to a Piano

Three years ago, the MO created a new performance space to highlight our talented students and faculty. Audiences and performers love the acoustics and intimacy of the Madison Room and have driven the success of multiple concert series.  But, like any performance space, the musical culture revolves around the quality of the piano, and we need an upgrade!

With the generous help of the Family Piano Co., we have picked out a beautiful Baldwin grand piano that is a perfect match for our performance hall. Thanks to the donors below and to those that contributed to our Indiegogo campaign, the Baldwin is now permanently home! We raised enough to get it here, but there is still a little bit to go. Thanks!

Prelude to a Piano

1st Octave: 1 to 49 dollars
Lue Eubanks
Caroline Pittman
2nd Octave: 50 to 99 dollars
Catherine Graettinger
Diana Schmuck
Nancy Syburg
C.H. Tripp
3rd Octave: 100 to 249 dollars
Lisa Amaroso & Phil Tracy
Cathy Brubaker & Erik Snapp
Jill Calian
Ann Seivert
4th Octave: 250 to 499 dollars
Margaret M. Howell
5th Octave: 500 to 749 dollars
Paula Machtinger
6th Octave: 750 to 999 dollars
7th Octave: 1000 dollars & above
Marya & Peter Frankel











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.