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Chicago Center for Music Education


The Chicago Center for Music Education is seeking candidates to serve on our Board of Directors who can help us to expand services, develop new relationships, advance diversity and inclusion efforts, and execute a facility improvement plan. Serving on the Board of the Chicago Center for Music Education can be a rewarding volunteer experience for individuals who are interested in helping an arts-based non-profit organization grow and achieve its vision. ChiME serves individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, with a significant focus on reaching economically disadvantaged children and those with disabilities.


The Board of Directors meet via Zoom at 6:00 pm on the second Wednesday in the odd months of the year. Board committees alternate meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm.


  • Attend Board meetings (six board meetings per year, and committee meetings);
  • Participate in at least one board initiative or committee;
  • Participate in resource development each fiscal year. In addition to a personal financial gift, directors also seek support and financial contributions from their network and sources.
  • Be an advocate and help build our network by introducing new people to the organization.
  • Fulfill commitment and responsibilities


Executive Director, Troy Anderson at

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About Chicago Center for Music Education


1148 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, US

Mission Statement

ChiME provides access to evidence-based therapy and engagement-based music programs that develop critical skills and foster self and social growth.


The Chicago Center for Music Education (ChiME) leverages the language of music to improve the lives of diverse children, families, and communities. To guide development of critical skills, we provide access to evidence-based music therapy and education to more than 3,000 students per year.

Our facility is located in the West Town neighborhood and our programs are also delivered at 14 partner organizations, 9 of which are Chicago Public Schools. Our annual budget hovers around $1,000,000 with 5 full-time employees and 18 part-time employees.

As community arts educators we have a responsibility to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion as a

crucial part of our work to ensure that our programming:

  • helps all children experience interactions that nurture their full range of social, emotional, cognitive, physical and linguistic abilities;
  • presents a curriculum and programming that is bias-free and reflects and models fundamental principles of fairness and justice;
  • is delivered by teaching artists who are skilled in the delivery of culturally responsive pedagogy and who value all children for who they are and what they bring to our community of learners
Arts & Culture
Board Development
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


1148 W. Chicago AveChicago, IL 60642



  • Capacity Planning
  • SWOT / GAP Analysis
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Construction
  • Fundraising
  • Special Needs


  • People 55+



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