Supporting Local Musicians
Evanston In-School Music Association is a nonprofit arts and education organization that believes music is fundamental to a child’s education and personal development. Since 1971, EISMA has provided Evanston’s students the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate a diversity of live music performances throughout their elementary and middle school years...
Thank you Illinois Arts Council!
We are thrilled to announce that the IAC has awarded EISMA funds for our past Spring 2016 concert series and our upcoming November 2016 series with Kontras Quartet. We know their funding is limited and are honored to receive this support.
Kontras Quartet Begins Nov. 2
The quartet will begin the first week of November in St. A's, Nichols, Oakton, Park School, and Willard. Be sure to visit our Calendar page to see when they are coming to your child's school. Calendar>
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P.O. Box 1945
Evanston, IL 60204
Son Monarcas presented guests with a surprise performance at EISMA Benefit
Halfstache and Taiko Legacy 13 rounded out the music-filled evening of food, wine, conversation and auction items at our event to raise money for our 2016-2017 season.
Son Monarcas, which will be performing for our fall 2017 concerts for kids series, opened with a sample presentation of music and dance moves (read more)
Concerts for Kids Series in Full Swing
Kontras Quartet's Presentation Rooted in Vibrant Stories
Kontras Quartet has begun their series of presentations of Haydn, Mozart, Debussy, Schulhoff, and more, with an emphasis on music’s connection to story. “Although music is an art that can be appreciated purely on its own,” Kontras notes, “the impact it makes increases when we remember the stories that surround it (read more)
April 2017: Turath Ensemble present the folk music of Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon (read more)
“One strong aspect of the program is the musical relationship created on stage. Showing our students how music must have a ‘give and take’ quality in playing with others is so important.”
-- Chute Middle School teacher
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