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Berklee Music Initiative

Location: CWCMC. 100 N. CENTRAL PARK AVE. CHICAGO

10 weeks/session; 3X per year
After-school program for high school students

This is a Gallery 37 after school college prep program. Based on a Partnership with Berklee City Music, students learn music theory from Berklee’s College curriculum. The program is designed to deliver high-quality contemporary music instruction to underserved youth across the U.S. It will bring real-time and Web-based music education to students nationwide.

Berklee City Music is the college’s strategic initiative to engage underserved urban 6th- through 12th-graders in a year-round music education program. City Music provides quality music instruction, mentoring, and college scholarships to students enrolled at City Music Network sites. This is achieved with the Berklee PULSE method—cutting-edge curriculum centered around present-day music styles; the instruments that youths tend to select; and theoretical, listening, improvisational, and performance skills. Webcasting and video conferencing technologies will provide face-to-face interaction between City Music Network students and partner sites, as well as with faculty and students at Berklee’s Boston campus, music theory. Culminating event occurs at the end of each session.

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The Business of Music

Location: CWCMc. 100 N. CENTRAL PARK AVE. CHICAGO IL

10 weeks/session; 3X per year (Sep—Dec; Feb—Apr; Jul—Aug)
After-school program for high school students

This is a Gallery 37 after school job training program. Students learn the business aspect of the industry along with the techniques of professional performance. Culminating event occurs at the end of each session. 

As a result of the student training they are hired to perform for city events. The program includes Communications, Music Production, Music Theory and Music Recording. This program accommodates 25-30 students per session and runs concurrent with the school year and summer break. Serves Chicago Students – 4 instructors.

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W.I.S.H. - Westside Instructional String and Harp

LOCATION: CWCMC. 100 N. CENTRAL PARK AVE. CHICAGO IL

Saturdays, 9:00am to 2:30pm.
Saturday Strings training for Elementary School Children

Students learn to play various musical instruments. String instruments include violin, cello, harp and guitar using both the tradition style and the Suzuki style learning method. Each student receives private lessons and group lessons. 

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Outreach Programs

Chicago West Community Music Center provides students with consistent music instruction, featuring small group lessons during and after-school while creating platforms for students to showcase their newly developed skills. CWCMC strives to not only close the music accessibility gap of minorities and non-minorities, it also provides artistic skill development and academic achievement. These instructional classes also foster a culture of continuous learning among teaching artists by ensuring that the program implements best practices in arts learning. 

 
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Cook County Suzuki Violin/Viola Music Program

Posen Elementary School

14545 California Avenue Posen, Illinois 60469
Emanuel Williams, Principal

Hosted by Chicago West Community Music Center

Posen students learn to play string instruments through the Suzuki method. This internationally known music curriculum & teaching philosophy is dated from the mid- 20th century, created by Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki (1898–1998). The method aims to create an environment for learning music, which parallels the linguistic environment of acquiring a native language. Suzuki believed that this environment would also help to foster good moral character.

Students at Posen Elementary School participate in violin and viola instruction twice per week as part of the school’s curriculum. This includes learning music theory and note reading to enhance their ability to add new repertoire. Students also participate in performances for school faculty, family and friends. 

 
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Department of Family and Support Services Piano Music Program

JACOB BEIDLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

3151 W/ Walnut St. Chicago IL 60612
Ursula Hoskins, Principal

Hosted by Chicago West Community Music Center

Students at Jacob Beidler participate in an original music curriculum created to teach a fundamental way of playing piano using music software. Students play along with video and via the instructions given by the teacher. This year round program includes learning music theory and note reading to enhance their ability to add new repertoire. Students also participate in performances for school faculty, family and friends. 

 
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Department of Family and Support Services Piano Lab Music Program

WILLIAM H. BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

54 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago IL 60612
Kenya Sadler, Principal

Hosted by Chicago West Community Music Center

Students at William Brown Elementary School participate in an original music curriculum created to teach a fundamental way of playing piano using music software. Students play along with video and via the instructions given by the teacher. Implemented as part of the school’s curriculum, this year round program includes learning music theory and note reading to enhance their ability to add new repertoire. Students also participate in performances for school faculty, family and friends. 

 
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Chicago West Community Music Center

VILLAGE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

800 S. Wells. Chicago IL 60607
Nakisha Hobbs, Principal

General music instruction is conducted by Chicago West Community Music Center (CWCMC) staff and provides low income African-American and Latino students the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive, rigorous, and engaging music education program. This music arts learning program is immersed in the school’s daily academic curriculum and specifically aligns with the National Music Education standards and Village Leadership Academy’s global studies and social justice programs provides youth with the opportunity to learn about the role of music throughout history and the globe. All students are introduced to various aspects of music making, literacy and interpretation and music evaluation. As students progress they will develop advanced music skills including composition, performance of complex selections and the opportunity to audition for school performances.