The People’s Music School offers its core after-school programs at four sites across the Chicago area: Uptown Academy, Albany Park, Greater South Side, and Back of The Yards.
Founded in 1976
The People’s Music School first found its home in Uptown in 1976. Today, Uptown Academy is our largest site, with 373 students coming for after school music programming, plus dozens more for the advanced SLAM music program.
Founded in 2008
Our Albany Park site was our first “satellite” site after growing our reach outside of Uptown. Hosted at Hibbard Elementary School, our Albany Park site boasts our largest student orchestra.
GREATER SOUTH SIDE
Founded in 2016
Our Greater South Side site is located at Wendell Phillips Academy High School. Prior to Phillips, our Greater South Side site was located at Hyde Park Academy, Bronzeville Classical School and the Gary Comer Youth Center.