The YOURS orchestra performs at the 36th Anniversary Gala.

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Your Help Makes a Difference

With devastating cuts to school arts programs, thousands of children are being denied access to a musical education. The People's Music School exists solely to fill this gap, but demand is overwhelming. Each Fall, lines form days in advance of our annual registration, as parents try to secure access to this invaluable education for their children but we have to turn away hundreds of families due to a lack of funding. With your help, we can maximize enrollment and provide a music education for up to 500 children at the school and reach thousands more through the YOURS Project.

Sponsorship nameFunding levelImpact on the lives of children
Patron$25
$50
$100
$500
One private lesson
One group class, theory or ensemble
One month of private lessons
One semester of private lessons
First Chair$1,500One year scholarship for a child
Conductor$7,500One year scholarship for five children
Maestro*$10,000Annual sponsorship of Performathon or Harvest of Talent
Benefactor*$25,000Title sponsorship of Performathon or Harvest of Talent
Advocate*$50,000Annual anniversary title sponsor
YOURS Partner*$100,000Creation of another YOURS orchestra for 75 children
Honorary Founder*$225,000One year scholarship for 150 children–to fill the schoo
Guardian Angel*$5,000,000Guarantee the school's continued existence through a trust

*Event sponsorship includes

  • Logo and name prominently displayed on all event materials
  • Up to 12 reserved tickets to each event
  • Prominent mention in the event press release
  • Podium recognition at the event
  • Special recognition (feature story and photos) in our newsletter and on our website
  • Special invitation to concerts and events throughout the year and recognition at events
  • Ad in event program – half page for Maestro and full-page for Symphony and above
  • Symphony and above: option to book private performances or speaking engagements by students/faculty at organizational events

In-Kind Donations

Click here to view the Wish list of items needed by The People's Music School.

To make an In-Kind donation please call 773.784.7032 or email Randi Bergey, Development Director.

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