Student Showcases

Most student showcase performances for our adult classes take place on the same day and at the same location that the class is regularly held. The vibe is a lot like a Second Half. Grab a drink and root for your Old Town School-mates!

Come Watch Our Adult Students ROCK!

On-site Student Showcase Dates
October - December Session: December 12 - 18
January - March Session: February 27 - March 5

Lincoln Campus Classes — Weekday Morning Classes

  • Monday Classes - 11:00 AM in Szold Hall (4545 N. Lincoln)
  • Wednesday Classes - 11:00 AM in Szold Hall (4545 N. Lincoln)
  • Friday Classes - 11:00 AM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)

Lincoln Campus Classes — Weekday Evening Classes

  • Monday 6:30 PM Classes - 7:00 PM in the Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)
  • Monday 8:00 PM Classes - 8:40 PM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)
  • Tuesday 6:30 PM Classes - 7:20 PM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)
  • Tuesday 8:00 PM Classes - 8:40 PM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)
  • Any Tuesday Dance classes may perform starting at 7:15 PM in Szold Hall (4545 N. Lincoln)
  • Wednesday 6:00 PM & 6:30 PM Classes - 7:15 PM in Szold Hall (4545 N. Lincoln)
  • Thursday 5:30 PM Classes - 6:30 PM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)
  • Thursday 7:00 PM Classes - 7:30 PM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)
  • Thursday 8:30 PM Classes - 9:15 PM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)

Lincoln Campus Classes — Weekend Classes

  • Saturday Classes - 11:50 AM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln)
  • Sunday Classes - 12:45 PM in Maurer Hall (4544 N. Lincoln) (Beginning with dance classes and ending with percussion classes.)

Armitage Avenue Classes

  • Monday & Tuesday Classes - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday Classes - 7:20 PM, 9:15 PM
  • Sunday Classes - 1:00 PM

More Onsite Showcases

These performances are free and open to the public.


New Americana Ensemble with Alton Smith
Sunday, December 11, 4:00 PM
Hall, 909 West Armitage Avenue

Musical Theater Ensemble with Cathy Norden, Jeff Gandy, Mary Peterson
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 PM
Maurer Hall, 4544 North Lincoln Avenue

Big Band Jazz Ensemble with Jack Cassidy
Tuesday, December 13, 8:15 PM
Lobby, 4545 North Lincoln Avenue

Ensemble Showcase with Charles Kim
Sunday, December 18, 1:00 PM
Szold Hall, 4545 North Lincoln Avenue
Beatles for Beginners Ensemble
Teen Rock Ensemble
Classic Album Ensemble plays Talking Heads' Fear of Music
Teen Rock Ensemble - Crimson Octopus Society

Ensemble Showcase
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 PM
Hall, 909 West Armitage Avenue
Elvis Costello Ensemble with Alton Smith & Jimmy Tomasello
Extended Play with Tommi Zender
Eclectic Electric Ensemble with Tommi Zender
Folk Rock Acoustic Ensemble with Tommi Zender
Beatles Acoustic with Tommi Zender
Grunge Ensemble with Shelley Miller


Offsite Performances


Jug Band Ensemble & Old Time Revival Ensembles
with Jonas Friddle
The 2nd Thursday of Every Other Month (February, April, June, August, October, and December)
The Grafton, 4530 N. Lincoln Avenue

Ensemble Showcase
Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 PM
Independence Tap, 3932 West Irving Park Road
Soul Ensemble with Bill Brickey & Alton Smith
Poets of Pop Ensemble with Bill Brickey
Vocal Technique for Guitarists with Bill Brickey

Ensemble Showcase with Dan Fulkerson
Friday, December 9, 9:00 PM
Phyllis' Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division
Black Sabbath Ensemble
Overdrive 2 Electric Guitar Styles
Unibrow

Blues Band - Live! with Steve Hutchins, Bruce Altice, and Harlan Terson
Sunday, December 11, 4:30 PM
Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage Avenue

Ensemble Showcase
Friday, December 16, 7:00 PM
Silvie's, 1902 W. Irving Park Road
Women's Acoustic Ensemble with Andrea Bunch
Here and Now Ensemble with Andrea Bunch
'90s Alternative Ensemble with Andrea Bunch & John Mead
Pop Divas with Andrea Bunch & John Mead

Ensemble Showcase with Steve Levitt
Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17, 7:00 PM
Hidden Cove, 5636 N. Lincoln Avenue
Friday:
Grateful Dead Ensemble
The Band Ensemble
Saturday:
The Beatles Ensemble
'60s Classics Ensemble

Ensemble Showcase
Saturday, December 17, 6:00 PM
Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road
Gypsy Jazz Ensemble with Michael O'Toole
Klezmer Ensemble with Maryanne Bossert
Glam Rock Ensemble with Jane Hanna & Bob Goins
Reggae Ensemble with Gregg Ostrom
Band Coaching with Bob Goins

Songwriters' Showcase with Steve Dawson
Sunday, December 18, 6:00 PM
Silvie's, 1902 W. Irving Park Road

Ensemble Showcase
Saturday, January 14, 8:00 PM
Silvie's, 1902 W. Irving Park Road
R&B Ensemble with John Mead
Rolling Stones Ensemble with John Mead & Jimmy Tomasello
Prince Ensemble with John Mead


Kids' Performances & Celebrations


Monday, December 12th
Lincoln Square East - Lobby Guitar and Ensemble classes will share tunes in the last half-hour of class time.
Lincoln Square West - Gallery
Small Group Piano Parties
909 West Armitage - Concert Hall
Small Group Piano Parties

Tuesday, December 13th
Lincoln Square East - Lobby
5:00 PM - Youth String Band Concert
6:00 PM - Advanced Note Reading and Advanced Fiddle
Lincoln Square West - Gallery
Small Group Piano Parties
909 West Armitage - Concert Hall
Small Group Piano Parties
909 West Armitage - classrooms
Young Voices and Strummers will share in the last portion of class time.

Wednesday, December 14th
Lincoln Square East - E324
4:30-6:00 PM - Youth Piano Lab Party
Lincoln Square West - Gallery
Small Group Piano Parties during class time.
Lincoln Square West - classrooms
Young Voices classes will share in the last portion of class time.
909 West Armitage - Concert Hall
Small Group Piano Parties during class time.

Thursday, December 15th
Lincoln Square East - E324
Youth Piano Lab Parties during class time.
Lincoln Square West - Gallery
Small Group Piano Parties during class time.
Lincoln Square West - classrooms
Young Voices Classes will share in the last portion of class time.

Friday, December 16th
Lincoln Square East - Lobby
4:30-5:30 PM - Fiddlers and Guitar
Lincoln Square West - Gallery
Small Group Piano Parties during class time.

Saturday, December 17th
Lincoln Square East - Lobby
Strummers and Guitar classes will share tunes in the last half-hour of class time.
Lincoln Square West - classrooms
Small Group Piano Parties during class time
909 West Armitage - Concert Hall
11:30 AM-1:30 PM - The Saturday Super Jam
909 West Armitage - classrooms
Small Group Piano Parties during class time.

Sunday, December 18th
Lincoln Square East - Lobby
Guitar classes will share tunes in the last half-hour of class time.
Lincoln Square East - classrooms
Youth Piano Lab Parties during class time.
Lincoln Square West - classrooms
Small Group Piano Parties during class time.

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