2019 – 2020 Registration Information

The People’s Music School (TPMS) has provided tuition-free, after-school instruction to thousands of Chicagoland children over the last 42 years. Last year, over 850 students had access to the benefits of music education through our program.  This year, we’ll be adding 150 more. With opportunities including performances for President & Mrs. Obama, a 100% graduation rate with students headed to college on full scholarships, and collaborations with Grammy-winning musicians, there’s a lot to be excited about!

We’re growing! Are you ready to join us?

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Uptown Academy

Registration for fall enrollment at Uptown Academy will open in the summer (dates shown below). New students must submit registration materials in person, and will be selected through a lottery drawing. View the Uptown Academy frequently asked questions document here for more info, and contact kelly.dennis@peoplesmusicschool.org with questions.

Open House on July 11 at 6pm at Uptown Academy (931 W Eastwood Ave): This is a recommended meeting for families to come find out more about this program.

Registration July 16, 17, and 18 from 12 – 7pm each day: Families must bring registration materials in person to the Uptown Academy on any one of these registration days.

Lottery July 18 at 7 pm: The lottery drawing is closed to the public. We will share video of it on TPMS social media accounts. Only students whose names are drawn during the lottery will be eligible for fall enrollment at Uptown Academy.

Albany Park

Registration for our Albany Park Youth Orchestra program at Hibbard Elementary takes place throughout the school year. New students must submit a registration form, and students will be enrolled as spaces become available. View the Albany Park frequently asked questions document here, and contact ewa@peoplesmusicschool.org with questions.

Back of the Yards

Registration for our Back of the Yards Orchestra program at Lara Elementary takes place throughout the school year. New students must submit a registration form, and students will be enrolled as spaces become available. View the Back of the Yards frequently asked questions document here, and contact krystal.miranda@peoplesmusicschool.org with questions.

Greater South Side

Registration for our Greater South Side program takes place throughout the school year. New students must submit a registration form, and students will be enrolled as spaces become available. View the Greater South Side frequently asked questions document here, and contact krystal.miranda@peoplesmusicschool.org with questions.