Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund

The Foundation for Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation (FHSR) is proud to partner with The Merit School of Music and The Old Town School of Music to create the Music To My Ears Scholarship Fund commemorating the Foundation’s 60th Anniversary. The Scholarship will provide one-year of tuition-free early childhood music classes to children (ages birth–four) who are deaf/hard of hearing living in Chicago and the surrounding Suburbs.

Research has shown the benefits of children being exposed to music in early childhood. These benefits are increased for a child with hearing loss. From language acquisition to sentence structure, inflection and tone, exposure to music will provide indelible positive benefits. The FHSR is proud to foster the love of music into these children’s lives and help to put them on the road to success in conjunction with our partners:

Merit School of Music:

Merit is a nationally accredited community music school dedicated to overcoming barriers to high quality music instruction. Merit offers classes from early childhood through high school. Merit’s Early Childhood faculty are active musicians who understand and promote the importance of early childhood music education both in the classroom and at home.

Old Town School of Folk Music:

Serving Chicago for the past 60 years, Old Town School of Folk Music is the largest community school of the arts in the nation. In the 1980’s Old Town School of Folk Music pioneered the Wiggleworms curriculum to bring music classes to their youngest audiences with classes structured around the proper introduction of percussive instruments and repetition of movements connected to song. Still going strong 30 years later, Wiggleworms instructors are all musicians by trade and receive instruction on Early Childhood education.

A $900 donation will sponsor a year of classes for one deaf/hard of hearing child. is amount will allow children who might not otherwise be able to afford music enrichment classes to attend weekly music classes and experience the joy of music with their hearing peers.

Music To My Ears Scholarships will start January 2019, applications are currently available.

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Upcoming events

Giant Steps – FHSR presents Chasing Trane

Join FHSR for a pre-screening reception and viewing of the award winning documentary Chasing Trane  – The story of the life and music of extraordinary saxophonist and composer, John Coltrane.
at the Davis Theater Thursday April 19, 2018 6:30 pm

This event kicks off the Music to My Ears Scholarship Fund
celebrating FHSR’s 60th anniversary & the joy of music for children with hearing loss.

John Coltrane was an award winning American jazz composer and saxophonist.
This documentary has garnered awards at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival and the IDFA as an Official Selection movie.

Award winning Director, John Scheinfeld digs in deep to get the stories behind this innovator and his music.  In a movie that has been described as engrossing and at times worshiping, it is the definitive bio-pic on this incredible musician.

VIP tickets – $150 Include a champagne reception, meet &
greet with the executive producer and VIP Seating.

General Tickets – $100 Include a reception prior to the screening and general seating.

Student/Music Teacher Tickets – $25 Include general seating.

The Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

 

 

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