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One City

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Leah Schuman
at 312.788.1171 or



to our generous supporters!




How can you help?

Donations payable to One City
may be sent to:
One City Music Program
VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616
or online below:

VanderCook and One City thank for their generous Reverb Gives donation of $5,000 worth of keyboards, electric basses and percussion kits for our Fall 2019 incoming 5th grade class!


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 Attend? 
5th through 8th graders during the 2019-20 school year who have above-average grades with good school attendance and punctuality. 

Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m. -12:15 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.


Click here to register for Fall 2020 One City.

For questions or additional information,
please contact Dr. Leah Schuman
at 312.788.1171 or


2020-21 Rehearsal Schedule
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VanderCook College of Music

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

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