Support Your Old Town School

The new East Building - 4545 North Lincoln Avenue

In 2012, for the first time in the Old Town School's history, the School has a facility built from the ground up for music and dance. Right across the street from our 4544 Lincoln Avenue location, the new East Building adds 27,120 square feet of acoustically-engineered, state-of-the-art classrooms

Some of the East building's features we're most excited about are:

  • 3 large dance studios equipped with sprung floors
  • 17 acoustically-engineered classrooms
  • 150-seat Myron R. Szold Music and Dance Hall that is flexes to serve as a concert space, community dance room, and classroom
  • Large lobby/community gathering area
  • LEED-Gold Certified, environmentally friendly building features

This is a major expansion of accessible community arts education and performance opportunities for the Chicago region. The new space opens School programs to 60% more students and Szold Hall adds over 150 new performances and community dance events annually.

But we’re not done yet! We have raised $11.5 million of our $16.5 million goal, and to fully meet building costs and secure the School’s future, we must complete the Capital Campaign. Please consider a tax deductible gift; every donation adds up.

Naming opportunities are available for gifts at higher levels.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000