Concert & Celebration: Rita Simo’s Legacy

Our YOURS Orchestra will be heading downtown on Friday, December 12 to perform at The People’s Music School’s Concert and Celebration: Rita Simo’s Legacy. The event will be an invitation-only concert featuring our Youth Orchestras students and celebrating our founder’s 80th birthday, which coincides with the release of the new book, Music is a Gift: … Continue reading Concert & Celebration: Rita Simo’s Legacy


Youth Orchestras Albany Park Fall Semester Update

From Carolyn Sybesma, Program Director of The People’s Music School: our Youth Orchestras – Albany Park fall semester is in full swing! Our students began rehearsals on September 22 and from day one started tackling Mozart, Copland, Haydn, and much more. Our program is stronger than ever this year – nearly every student has continued with … Continue reading Youth Orchestras Albany Park Fall Semester Update


October Student Spotlight

We are proud to announce that sixteen members of the Youth Orchestras program have gained acceptance to the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras! Thirteen students auditioned and were selected, while three joined the all-inclusive steel drum program. “It’s an honor to be there. We got scholarships because we came from The People’s Music School,” says Alexa … Continue reading October Student Spotlight