We use the language of music to inspire self-expression, self-growth, and deeper human connections.
Music serves as a vehicle unlike any other for children to accelerate the development of their intellectual capacity, social and emotional behaviors and skills, and find their unique voice.
Our programs are intended to help children realize their full potential as creative and thoughtful musical artists who value excellence, possess self-awareness, self-confidence, the ability to self-manage, think critically and wisely, develop effective and caring relationships, and find their unique voices through music.
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To achieve our impact, ChiME programs focus on:
The Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME) will serve approximately 3,000 children this year through its programs in Chicago Public Schools and partner organizations in the neighborhoods of:
50% of the children ChiME serves in Chicago Public Schools have diverse learning needs.