To integrate musical creativity into everyday life through performances of the music of diverse living composers, collaborative events designed to reach new audiences, innovative commissioning projects that foster the creation of new music and through storefront music schools that teach musical creativity.



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Meet our top supporters



10,000 and Above

John Boustead
Prince Charitable Trusts at MacArthur
Illinois Arts Council

2,500 - 5,000

Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
Hugh Schulze
Wicker Park/bucktown Chamber of Commerce SSA #33

1,000 - 2,500

James Adair
Jessica and Oliver Richardson
Tony Scott-Green
George Thiruvathukal

500 - 999

Marylyn Caton
Dominic Johnson
Rachel Miriam Lewis
Historic Milwaukee
Randall West
SunFi Ye

250 - 499

Patricia Bayerlein
Conrad Cummings
Brandon Harrington
William Susman
Paul Winberg

100 - 249

Miriam Argov
Katrina Burton
Jake Cowan
Manuel Álvarez Diestro
Denyse Ffrench
Jane Heron
Valerie Hollaender
Mary Honda
Marissa Ingley
Jennifer Jepson
Kenneth Jones
Philip Morehead
Peter Kachergis and Amy Munice
Veda Maniquis
Gregory Nigosian
Juan Rodriguez
Carl Rogers
Jen Schatzko
Amy Schoenhals
Kim Schlechter
David Schrader
Marcia Shuminas
Janet Carl Smith
Harry Soyster
Anne Suh

50 - 99

John Bierbusse
Deanne Borden
William Bradley
Timothy Burdick
Dan and Erica Chandler
Patrick Cummings
Andrea DiOrio
Susan Doig
Bob Falwell
Dan Goodman
Keith Hall
Nancy Hughes
Eric Kingery
Florice Kovan
Mike Leghorn
Janice Misurell-Mitchell
Amy Rasmussen
Melissa Rice
Ericka L. Samuels
Sylvia Soyster
Greg Steinke
Alan Waterman
Barbara Wetzel
Chris Widman
Heather Wiley

100 - 249

Mike Ardashnikov
Angela Asprec
Dave Belden

0 - 49

Kyong Mee Choi
Timothy Corpus
Douglas Cuomo
Julie Degner
John W. Diaz
Kate Dillingham
Greg Emetaz
Julia Garcia
Judith Gloston-Getz
Melinda Green
Heather Hagerty
Jonathan Hannau
Ann and Gordon Howard
Kim Hughes
Jeremy Irish
Paul Johnson
David Kawliche
Debra Kaye
A. Kazarian
Paul Johnson
Benjamin Keane
Mary Mac Kinnon
Kenneth Konopka
Ursula Kwong-Brown
Kenneth Kush
Cal Macklin
Charles Macko
Jeffrey Maharry
Keith Mautner
Linda Winke
Kathleen Pace


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