Brand New Video: All Things Intonation!

October 29, 2014

Want an inside look at what Intonation is all about? Check out this brand new video with behind-the-scenes footage, special interviews, performance clips, and so much more!

A huge thanks to Alan Brunettin and Margie Newman, filmmakers extraordinaire, for so beautifully capturing the Intonation spirit. A special shout out also to all the instructors, parents, and students who were interviewed for the piece!

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Thanks for Rocking the Casbah with us!

October 22, 2014

Coming together to support innovative music programming

photoA most heartfelt thanks to our amazing community of guests, students, parents, partners, supporters, instructors, auction donors, volunteers, and sponsors for their generosity of time, resources, and spirit in making this year’s Rock the Casbah Gala Fundraiser an outstanding success!

After a night of fabulous live performances, one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, red carpet fun, and plenty of special surprises, we’re overjoyed to have raised $250,000+ to support our music programs during the coming year.

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To all those who bought tickets, donated services, bid on auction items, and volunteered your time to support this event, a thousand thanks. We’re especially grateful to our main sponsors Barnes & ThornburgBluhm Family Charitable FoundationMesirow Financial, and Shore Capital Partners for making the gala possible.


Special thanks to E. B. Velleman Photography and Photopalooza Photobooth for the wonderful photos!

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By the Numbers

September 19, 2014

IMW’s Impact 2013-2014: We’ve tallied it up and the results are in!

Click below for the full spread:

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5th Annual Pickin’ On the Kids Bluegrass Benefit!

June 12, 2014


Join us on Saturday, June 28 for a night of talented bluegrass musicians at the 5th Annual Pickin’ on the Kids Bluegrass Benefit!

5th Annual Pickin’ on the Kids
Saturday, June 28 @ 8pm

The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia

Proceeds from Pickin’ on the Kids will go to support IMW’s year-round popular music programs at public and charter schools, park districts, and community centers all over Chicago!

9:00 – Miss Oneida, aka IMW staff Cyndy Fike and Hannah Shefsky

10:00 – Hayward featuring IMW Executive Director Mike Simons and Board Member Brian Black!

11:00 – Bubbly Creek

$10 in advance, $12 at the Door!



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