MEET YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL

From early childhood classes to residency programs for high-achieving high schoolers, Community Education at Columbia College Chicago is all about helping you meet your creative potential. Our offerings reflect the diversity, richness, and innovation at Columbia, all on our state-of-the-art campus in the South Loop neighborhood. Here, growing, learning, and loving new things never stops.


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Early Childhood Music and Dance Classes

Fall 2018 is the perfect time for you and your child to explore something amazing, with parent/caregiver classes in music and dance.   LEARN MORE >

Individual Music Instruction

Individual music instruction enables students ages 4 and up to learn technique and repertoire that is best suited to their particular needs. Lessons are offered at Sherwood Community Music School. LEARN MORE >

Suzuki Music Instruction

Our acclaimed Suzuki program nurtures a safe and fun environment for students, parents/caregivers, and teachers. Our events include year-round parent education classes, book club meetings, fundraising opportunities, field trips, and performances at cultural institutions around Chicago.  LEARN MORE >

News and Information

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New Programs Coming Spring 2019

We are in the process of planning new credit and non-credit offerings for children and high schoolers on our state-of-the-art campus in the South Loop neighborhood. Watch for Saturday and Summer programs in Filmmaking, Digital Media, Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, Photography, and much more. Stay up to date on the latest news by liking us on Facebook.

Sherwood Community Music School is part of the Community Education family at Columbia College Chicago

Sherwood Community Music School is part of Continuing and Community Education at Columbia College Chicago. Our 1312 South Michigan Avenue location offers music classes and individual instruction for all ages, along with our Suzuki Music Program.

Financial Aid is Available

Financial aid is available for all programs offered through Continuing and Community Education at Columbia College Chicago. Download the Financial Aid Application for classes and lessons here.