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2020 – 2021 Registration Information

The People’s Music School (TPMS) has provided tuition-free, after-school instruction to thousands of Chicagoland children over the last 44 years. Through it all, we remain a community that is resilient, proud, grateful, excellent, and beautiful.  This is obvious for the entire world to see in our end-of-year virtual Performapaloozathon concert last month (please watch here!).  

We’re proud to announce our plans for the 2020-2021 school year below (scroll down for the full details!)

KEY DATES

New Students (Open Registration)
  • Submit your Registration Form for each student you want to register for the lottery. Registration for each lottery will close the night before the lottery at 5pm.
  • TPMS OPEN HOUSE – Tuesday, September 15th
    Join us on Zoom to learn more about our programs and how to register your child for the Fall!
    To join the open house click the link below:
    Link: https://zoom.us/j/95742324766
    Meeting ID: 957 4232 4766
  • Registration Lottery #3 – Friday, September 25th
  • September 24th – Final deadline for new student Registration Forms.
Current Students + Siblings of Current Students
  • August 1st: Submit Registration Form. All current TPMS students must fill out the form to confirm their enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year.
  • Week of September 21: Returning Family Meetings
New Student Registration:

The People’s Music School selects our students through a lottery drawing, which will be held on the dates indicated below and shared on our Facebook page. The number of available spots per age varies from year to year. Students who are not selected for enrollment through the three lotteries drawing will automatically be placed on our waiting list. Registration for each lottery will close the night before the lottery at 5pm. The lottery drawing is closed to the public, but will be made available on the TPMS Facebook page afterwards.

  • Registration Lottery #1 – Friday, August 14th
  • Registration Lottery #2 – Friday, September 4th
  • Registration Lottery #3 – Friday, September 25th

All families will be notified via email within 24 hours of the lottery via email with a Zoom link to the required Family Meetings (listed below). Students who are not selected for the first lottery will automatically be entered into the second lottery. If your child is selected in the lottery, you must attend one of the Family Meetings below to confirm your child’s enrollment. Families who do not attend the Family Meetings will not have their child enrolled in the program.

  • Enrollment Family Meeting #1 – Tuesday, August 18th, 5pm-6:30pm
  • Enrollment Family Meeting #2 – Tuesday, September 8th, 5pm-6:30pm
  • Enrollment Family Meeting #3 – Tuesday, September 29th, 5pm-6:30pm

Families will receive an invitation to the meetings if their child is selected in the lottery via email.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Krystal Miranda at krystal.miranda@peoplesmusicschool.org.

Sibling Registration (siblings of current TPMS students ONLY):

Siblings of current TPMS students must submit your Registration Form by August 1st, and attend the Family Town Hall on Wednesday July 22nd, 5:30pm-6:30pm.

To join the Family Town Hall, click the link below or dial in using the listed number!

Sibling Registration FAQs:

  • Siblings of current TPMS students will have preference for enrollment at the People’s Music School. Siblings will be chosen first for any spaces which are available for new students. The number of slots available at each age range will vary from year to year.
  • Parents/guardians must complete the Registration Form for each sibling. Families who submit Sibling Registration forms early will have a better chance of securing a spot for their child for fall enrollment.
  • Siblings must be ages 6-16 and in grades 1-11 by September 1st to be eligible for enrollment. The ages of students we accept for enrollment will vary from year to year depending on our current numbers of students in each age group.
  • Families who do not turn in Registration Forms by August 1st will have to go through the normal lottery drawing process later in the summer.
  • Only siblings (i.e. not cousins, other relatives, or family friends) are eligible to be automatically enrolled.  All other applicants must go through the normal registration and lottery process which will happen in the summer.
  • Accepted students will be contacted via email after the first lottery on Friday, August 14th.
Re-Enrollment (current TPMS students only):

All current TPMS students must fill out the Registration Form to provide their most up to date contact information by August 1st to confirm their enrollment for Fall 2020. Current students must also attend the Family Town Hall on Wednesday July 22nd, 5:30pm-6:30pm.

To join the Family Town Hall, click the link below or dial in using the listed number!

Re-Enrollment FAQs and Important Dates:

  • Registration Form due August 1st to confirm their enrollment for Fall 2020.
  • Fall Schedules will be distributed to families in Mid-September.
  • Fall Family Meetings will take place in the week of September 21st.
  • The Fall Semester for returning students will begin on September 28th.