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About Us

Started in 2008, 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.

Programs: New Music School offers private lessons, theory instruction, chamber music, National and International performance tours, to name a few. View our programs here


We'd like to familiarize you with our various policies regarding our program.


Each New Music School academic year is divided into two 16-week semesters in the fall and spring, and two 8-week semesters in the summer, not including breaks. You will work with your teacher to establish a lesson schedule, determine how long each lesson will be, and how many lessons you will take per week.

NMS offers Music Together for ages 4 and under, A La Carte lessons for Adults before 3pm, and a conservatory level curriculum for our under 18 students.


Once you have read through and agreed to our policies, and have worked out a schedule with your teacher, you are ready to officially register with New Music School. Click the button below to start the process. 

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