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.
Such great energy!! Great job! Looking forward to more shows.
It was awesome! my dad visited for the weekend and it was cool to show him some music!
a lot of fun!! there's so much talent at Columbia!
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.
A really wonderful and informative evening. Enjoyed it thoroughly and learned a lot!
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.
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!
So awesome! So much talent on one stage and a great experience for everyone. Thank you Todd !