THE PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL AT HIBBARD
The People's Music School is the only completely FREE music school delivering access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free intensive music education to Chicago metropolitan area children. For 40 years, TPMS has helped students achieve excellence in music that transfers to other areas of life. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, problem-solving, resilience and purpose. This school year, we will provide 100,000+ learning hours to more than 600 students from 35+ zip codes.
The People's Music School's Albany Park program provides free afterschool orchestral music education to students at Hibbard Elementary School. The program emphasizes intensive ensemble instruction as a means to build a sense of community, collaboration, and communication. The Albany Park program was established with 32 students in 2008. Today, thanks to the incredible partnership with Hibbard, it serves over 140 students annually. Students in the program have played in venues all over the city, including the Chicago Symphony Center, Harris Theater, the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and the Chicago Theater, and have participated in events across the globe, including music festivals in Los Angeles, Boston and Italy.
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Pilar Herrera-Clarinet, Winds
Kelly Dennis-Trumpet, French Horn, Theory
Joseph Dubas-Trombone, Low brass
Terrance Gray-Violin, String Ensemble, Conductor
Jessica Lipon-Viola, String Ensemble
Istvan Loga-Viola, Chamber
Krystal Miranda-Clarinet, Flute
Sarah Morrow-Brass, Theory
Tara Lynn Ramsey-Violin
Ewa Sarota-Raczek-Violin, Piano
Felipe Tobar Blanco-Violin, String Ensemble
Gaby Vargas-Winds, Flute, Artistic Coordinator
Ana Soto-Program Coordinator