January Newsletter: When Shedd Happens ;)

People's Music School - Shedd Aquarium
Some of our featured students at our event with the Shedd Aquarium!


With classes back in full swing and plenty of Bernie Sanders memes to snag our attention (not to mention that we all now stan Amanda Gorman), we’ve been pretty busy while prepping for our upcoming events… which you can plug into right from your home!

First up is our exclusive-access collaboration with the Shedd Aquarium. Tune in on Saturday, February 6th at 10am for some adorable aquatic animals, a live Q&A, plus three musical pieces featuring our students, faculty, and our very own President + Artistic Director, Jennifer Kim-Matsuzawa!

Here’s what else we’ve been up to:


With Your Support This Month, We…


Debuted a song with a GRAMMY Award winner

What do you get when you pair our students with the Grammy-Award winning Third Coast Percussion? Original music like this. Our students’ latest composition debuted at last week’s Music Night – if you missed it, don’t miss the next one! RSVP to a Music Night here.

Dyed our hair PINK… in the name of People’s

Our incredible Associate Board Vice Chair, Katie Gonzalez, pledged to dye her hair pink if she raised $1,000 for People’s. Which she did – and in just a few days! Check out her fundraiser (AND her hair)! ?

Shared our personal music journey

Alum Elaina H. looks back on her music influences and offers important advice to current students. Chicago musician Izzy Yellen reveals why he’s donating all proceeds from his album to People’s. Read right here on our Blog!


And Last But Not Least…


We can’t wait to see you at our biggest night of the year!

Featuring heartwarming performances, exciting live auction prizes (think Europe and warm beaches), plus special guest artists which we’ll be announcing very, very soon… Get tickets to our 2021 Big Night here (only 1 ticket is needed per household or viewing device)!