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Donations payable to:
VanderCook One City Music Program
Please send to:
One City Music Program
VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616
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Thank you to the D'Addario Foundation for their generous support of One City!  

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music education around the country.



When children have access to quality music instruction, the positive impact can be life-changing. VanderCook’s One City program helps to make sure all children have access to high quality musical instruments and outstanding jazz education. 

One City offers free music lessons, rehearsals and instruments to 5th through 8th graders from local schools and neighborhoods. One City pays tribute to our Chicago Bronzeville jazz roots by offering instruments from the jazz band family, including saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion (drums), bass and piano. The program runs for 10-15 weeks each fall and spring. Any student who completes the program through 8th grade will keep and own the instrument to play in high school and beyond.

Who Can Sign Up? 
5th through 8th graders during the 2018-19 school year who have above-average grades with good school attendance and punctuality. 

Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  See schedule below.

VanderCook College of Music, 3140 S. Federal St., Chicago

Who are the Teachers?
VanderCook professors and college music education majors. 

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Rehearsal Schedule 2018-19

Spring 2019

January 12, 19 & 26

February 2, 9, 16 & 23

March 2, 9, 16 & 30 (no rehearsal on March 23) 

April 6, 13 &, 27 (no rehearsal on April 20)

May 4 (special guest clinic with Yamaha artist Rex Richardson)

May 11 (11:00 a.m. concert for family & friends) 



VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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