PEOPLES MUSIC SCHOOL INC

aka The People's Music School   |   Chicago, IL   |  www.peoplesmusicschool.org

Mission

Our mission is to deliver access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free music education. Through intensive instruction and performance, our students achieve excellence in music that transfers to other areas in life. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem, resilience and purpose.

Ruling year info

1976

President and Artistic Director

Jennifer Kim Matsuzawa

Main address

931 W. Eastwood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640 USA

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Formerly known as

People's Music School, Inc.

EIN

51-0192597

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Music education provides life-changing benefits for young people. However, many barriers exist that prevent children from experiencing high-quality music instruction. Through our tuition-free model and sustained approach, The People’s Music School aims to make the benefits of music education accessible for all. We create opportunities for underserved students to achieve musical excellence while growing as leaders and building valuable life skills to support their long-term success.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Music Education

TPMS offers completely tuition-free music education to children who otherwise could not afford access. We serve almost 900 children across Chicago at our flagship Uptown Academy as well as Community Programs in Albany Park, Back of the Yards, and the Greater South Side. Over 90% of our students are people of color. Students receive up to 12 hours per week of instruction in orchestral, band, and vocal categories.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The People's Music School aims to make the benefits of sustained, high-quality music education accessible for all children, regardless of socio-economic status. Musical study is proven to be transformative in how children learn, adapt to challenges, and process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. We deliver an intensive, multi-year curriculum to keep students engaged

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PEOPLES MUSIC SCHOOL INC

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Buck

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes