Started in 2007, New Music School is a comprehensive music school in Chicago, serving hundreds of students. Its flagship Conservatory Program uses a robust five-level curriculum, combining private study, chamber experience, and theory/ear training. Guided by Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and well as world-class solo performers, our program challenges and grows with students; whether they are picking up an instrument for the first time in their lives or are looking to enter the most prestigious music schools in the world.
The Early Childhood Enrichment course curriculum at New Music School aims to provide a positive and dynamic environment to nurture life-long passion for music. The goals of the curriculum include cultivating pitch-related skills (“fixed do” solfege, color associations, note names), non-pitched skills (counting, tapping, reacting to tempo), as well as performance etiquette and music appreciation.
By completion of the Early Childhood program, at 4-5 years old, each child will have an idea of which instrument he or she would like to study and will be recommended for private lesson instruction to further nurture a love and dedication to music-making.