programs for adults


While Columbia College's division of Continuing and Community Education is primarily focused on youth and teen programs for the 2018/2019 Academic Year, we do offer a small handful of adult programs at Sherwood Community Music School, along with individual music lessons, which are open to all ages. In the Summer, our office hosts the week-long Advanced Placement Summer Institute, for classroom teachers.

Columbia College offers many opportunities for adult engagement though Columbia Online, our world-renown Dance Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Adult learners are also welcome to take individual music lessons at Sherwood Community Music School.



Advanced Placement Summer Institute

JULY 8-11, 2019

FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS, Columbia College Chicago is honored to host the Advanced Placement Summer Institute. We offer AP teacher training in Art History, Studio Art, and Music Theory These subject-specific professional development opportunities provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and utilize AP strategies.

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Group Piano

Since 1895, Sherwood Community Music School has been the destination for learning piano in Chicago, and our eight-week Group Piano classes are a great place to begin your musical journey. In these classes, you’ll get the opportunity to try out the keyboard and interact with people like you. All group piano classes take place in our digital keyboard lab, and are open to anyone who wishes to participate.