A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Chicago Arts Educators Forum event, titled “What is a Partnership?” CAEF is a fantastic new organization sponsored by the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, and formed by two like-minded Directors of Education: Merissa Shunk from Adventure Stage Chicago and Nicole Losurdo from The Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt

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Get Cultured Alexander Hough Taking nothing away from established powerhouses such as the CSO and the Lyric Opera, some of the city’s best classical music performances take place off the beaten path. This Saturday, one of those places will be Wicker Park’s Heaven Gallery, as Fifth House Ensemble performs a concert of American music, including

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A couple of summers ago, I met the amazing Gary Beckman at the Brevard Conference on Music Entrepreneurship. I was truly inspired by the ways in which he encouraged students to begin the process of starting their own entrepreneurship ventures while in school, and was also intrigued by his extensive research on the state of

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