PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC COMING FALL 2019

The Old Town School of Folk Music and Columbia College Chicago have announced a strategic long-term partnership that will increase arts programming for all ages in the growing South Loop community. Effective September 1, 2019, the Old Town School of Folk Music will assume responsibility for the South Loop-based Sherwood Community Music School, located at 1312 S. Michigan Avenue. Read the full press release here.


fall REGISTRATION is OPENING SOON

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Fall 2019 Programs

We will be opening registration for Fall 2019 classes and lessons soon, as part of our new partnership with the Old Town School of Folk Music. Current students will be receiving an update via email in the coming week.

2019 Summer Programs

Registration is now closed for the Advanced Placement Summer Institute. This program offers AP teacher training in Art History, Studio Art, English, and Music Theory. These subject-specific professional development opportunities provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach advanced placement high school courses and utilize AP strategies.

For young creatives, check out our Kids Summer Arts and Media Camps, which offer two-week explorations in the performing arts, fine arts, and digital media.

News and Information

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Old Town School and Columbia College Chicago Announce New Strategic Partnership, Increasing Arts Opportunities for South Loop Community

Effective September 1, 2019, the Old Town School will assume responsibility for the South Loop-based Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Avenue, which merged with Columbia in July 2007. Starting with the Fall session, Old Town School of Folk Music at Columbia College Chicago will manage existing Sherwood School individual music instruction in addition to launching its celebrated Wiggleworms® early childhood music program (which will replace the current Music Together early childhood offering).

In January 2020, Old Town School will roll out its traditional group guitar and other signature Old Town School programming, increasing arts opportunities for South Loop residents and Chicagoans of all ages.