Columbia College Chicago

Music Center

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.

1014 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

Place Type

Academic, Performance

Upcoming Events

Open Mic Night

An event for the community!

4/9 5pm
Carolina Soto Senior Recital

Carolina Soto Senior Recital

4/14 7pm
Emma Young Senior Recital

Emma Young Senior Recital

4/15 7pm
Open Mic Night

An event for the community!

4/16 5pm
Joshua Delk Senior Concert

Joshua Delk Senior Concert

4/17 7pm

Recent Events

Open Mic Night

3/26/2020

Open Mic Night

3/19/2020

Recent Activity

Timothy McCaskey

Timothy McCaskey posted a photo 3/28/2017

The event poster! The event poster!

Jillian Victoria

Jillian Victoria posted a photo 3/7/2016

Music Center

Music Center posted a photo 5/29/2014

Albert Williams

Albert Williams posted a photo 10/28/2013

Music Center

Music Center posted a photo 5/8/2012

Music Center

Music Center posted a photo 3/15/2012