QUIZ | Composer ABCs

Here’s a quick pop quiz; answer our 26 alphabetical questions to see if you know your composer ABCs!

Get kids excited about classical music with these 11 Chicago area schools and organizations

The school year is officially underway, and the sleepover requests and homework complaints have likely already started. Don’t fret, there are plenty of after-school options across the city that will keep students of all ages and interests engaged in music and off their phones … at least for an hour or two a week.

A ‘Play-Liszt’ of piano études for your ‘Bach to School’ studies

The summertime season is already approaching its final days, so autumn is around the corner: crisp cool air, colorful crunchy leaves, cardigans, apple cider, pumpkin spice everything, and back to school! It is almost time to trade in warm evening bike rides for bountiful books to study! And since there is a type of musical composition named for studying — …

Students Compose, Too! 16 Works From Composers’ School Days [Playlist]

Just because the school year is right around the corner doesn’t mean that you have to stop playing (or writing) music. As proof, here are 16 pieces from composers written when they were still students!