Music Center

1014 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

1014-16 S. Michigan Avenue was built in 1912 by Christian A. Eckstorm. A red brick 4-story building with terra cotta detailing, this structure was erected by a developer as a speculative commercial building. During its first 30 years, it housed offices for a shingle distributor, a lumber company and an electrical parts manufacturer. In 1941, the building was rehabilitated for the Sherwood Conservatory of Music, founded in 1895 by William H. Sherwood, a piano virtuoso, teacher and composer.The school's most famous alumna may be the comedienne Phyllis Diller, who was a piano student at the Sherwood School in the 1930s but did not graduate. The building was acquired by Columbia College Chicago in 1997 and now houses the school's music department. The artistic, cultural and performance education tradition of this building, as it was adaptively reused since the 1940s, is continued today in the programs of the Music Department of Columbia College.

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Upcoming Events

Music Student Convocation

Music Student Convocation 10/21 12:00pm

Music convocations include important announcements, information, and performances. Music students are required to attend one per month.

Music Student Convocation

Music Student Convocation 10/22 12:00pm

Music convocations include important announcements, information, and performances. Music students are required to attend one per month.

Progressive Rock Ensemble 1 in Concert

Progressive Rock Ensemble 1 in Concert 10/22 7:00pm

Join Columbia's Progressive Rock Ensemble for a selection of progressive music!

Jazz Gallery in the Lobby

Jazz Gallery in the Lobby 10/24 12:00pm

Jazz gallery features a Columbia student Jazz combo performing in the lobby of the Music Center.

Vocal Forum

Vocal Forum 10/24 12:00pm

Vocal Forums provide important information for Vocal Performance students at the Music Department. Full Vocal Forum Schedule SEPTEMBER 5 CONCERT...

Recent Events

Jazz Forum 10/17/2014

Vocal Forum 10/17/2014

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Music Center

Music Center posted a photo 5/29/2014

Kathy Metcalf Pozywio

Kathy Metcalf Pozywio left a positive review 11/6/2013

Such great energy!! Great job! Looking forward to more shows.

Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young left a positive review 10/31/2013

It was awesome! my dad visited for the weekend and it was cool to show him some music!

Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young left a positive review 10/27/2013

a lot of fun!! there's so much talent at Columbia!

Albert Williams

Albert Williams posted a photo 10/28/2013

lpusztai_195

lpusztai_195 left a positive review 4/7/2013

Outstanding evening! Brought 2 friends and we agreed it a truly "special" event. The students blew me away with their level of talent and skill. Perfect venue, too. Felt so luck to be there.

lpusztai_195

lpusztai_195 left a positive review 4/11/2013

A really wonderful and informative evening. Enjoyed it thoroughly and learned a lot!

Anastasia Katsis

Anastasia Katsis left a positive review 4/11/2013

Wow, what a great show. Todd with the students - so cool. He even did a song that he has never performed live before, Chain Letter! I'm curious to know how or who decides on the selection of music to be performed. I forgot to ask someone that after the show. In any case it was just awesome.

Jean Lachowicz

Jean Lachowicz left a positive review 4/11/2013

This was an absolutely wonderful concert. The student ensembles were magnificent and the synergy between the students and Todd was a beautiful thing to behold. Congratulations on a terrific event!

julie hillery

julie hillery left a positive review 4/11/2013

So awesome! So much talent on one stage and a great experience for everyone. Thank you Todd !

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