Course Offerings

etc. Music Summer Term ’17 Offerings
Registration is now open! E-mail to register!

etc. Offerings are also available to browse online here: etc. Music School online storefront

Please Note: Scholarship and work-study options are available for students in need! We do NOT turn anyone away for inability to pay. Please contact director Mike at with possible scholarship/work-study inquiries!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available in piano, voice, composition, flute, violin, viola and guitar in 30-min., 45-min. and 60-min. increments, with the following pricing:

$55 per 30-min. lesson
$70 per 45-min. lesson
$80 per 60-min. lesson

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off private lessons if your student is also enrolled in The etc Choir, etc KidShows or etc Presents!

Etc. TinyShows

(for students grades K-3)

etc. TinyShows are a fantastic introduction to the etc. Music School learning and creating method for younger students. “Mentor-Buddies” taken from the older teen members of the etc community work with the directors in creating an original ‘mini-musical’ with the students, getting their ideas and created characters through fun, interactive theater and music games that stress the celebration of participation and imagination. Each week, students receive instruction through games and activities in acting, dance, singing and visual art!

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 10 A.M. -11 A.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center

Fall Term ’17 start date: Saturday, September 9
Fall Term ’17 final class/show date: Saturday, November 11 at 11 AM (10 total weeks)
Tuition: $175 per student


The Etc. Choir

(Open to singers age 14-21)

The etc. Choir:
The mission of the etc. Choir is to instill a love of vocal music within the ensemble through positive, focused rehearsals and to engage and support our communities through polished performance of eclectic and challenging repertoire.

The etc. Choir will remain committed to exciting new works of choral repertoire in all genres in 2017, and will be NON-AUDITION to join, but AUDITION for specific solos/opportunities throughout the year.

Regular rehearsals: Sundays, 4-6 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center
Fall Term ’17 start date: Sunday, September 10
Tuition: $325 per singer

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment if also enrolled in etc private lessons or etc. Presents!

etc. Presents

(open to actors aged 14-19)

etc. Presents:
etc. Presents’ creations are main-stage, fully costumed/designed original musicals created with teens, for teens, about topics teens are interested in. We meet each weekend to rehearse a living, breathing new work each term, with the goal of challenging and inspiring our young artists to grow artistically and socially in a supportive environment.
etc. Presents, in keeping true to our school’s mandate, is NON-AUDITION to join, but AUDITION for specific parts. Everyone in etc. Presents’ shows receives named, ‘meaty’ roles, with several lines of dialogue as well as featured musical moments (solos, duets, dances, etc.)!

Opportunities for student writing, choreography and/or composing are available for students who wish to take advantage of them, and Presents will remain committed to ensemble-first thinking and as equal stage-time for all as possible in 2017!

Regular Rehearsals: Sundays, 1-4 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Fall Term ’17 start date: Sunday, September 10 (No audition to join!)
Fall Term ’17 show dates: December 1-3
Tuition: $325 per student

NOTE: our etc. Presents tech./shows and rehearsal schedule will NOT conflict with any of the high school’s upcoming major theater or choral performances, and we’ll be taking the exact same Spring break!

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment in etc. Presents if also enrolled in etc private lessons or the etc. Choir!

etc. Ambassadors (Auditioned ensemble)

Calling all 18+ actors (17 with permission), singers, dancers, musicians, composers, writers and directors !

Whether you are looking to perform in the show, are hoping to join us behind the scenes as part of the creative team, or looking to dabble in both, the etc. Ambassadors ensemble is here for you. Come audition!
Details below:
1. Audition date/time/location:
Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 16 between 2-4 P.M. in Suite 213 of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston.
All interested in auditioning may simply sign up at our Facebook group ( event and/or e-mail director Mike O’Mara at: to receive a time slot that works for you!
Audition requirements:
The audition will consist of a monologue reading provided at the audition, as well as a prepared 32-bar selection of your choosing. The musical selection chosen may be of any style/genre, but keep in mind that we will be looking to do a comedy this time around, so upbeat and/or comic numbers preferred!
The audition will require you to bring in a sample monologue of your own creation, which will then be read by actors at the audition. If you are auditioning to be considered as a director of scenes as well, you will also be asked to quickly stage a short one-page monologue at the audition. Potential composers should prepare one song of their own composition for the audition; they may perform or provide sheet music for a provided accompanist.
If you wish to be a part of this ensemble and absolutely CANNOT make the September 16th audition date, don’t worry – we will accept e-mailed taped auditions as well! Just e-mail director Mike O’Mara at:
2. Fall rehearsals:
Saturdays 2-4 pm
3. Show Dates
December 8 – 10
Again, if you are passionate about auditioning and being a part of this ensemble but something in the above doesn’t work perfectly for you, let us know and let’s see if we can work it out!
4. Fee:
There will be a fee associated with this program. This fee will go towards paying our professional etc. staff (director/assistant director/choreographer), paying for materials (printing of scores/scripts, prop/costume items, etc.), and to help pay the rent on our studio space this summer.
The fee for this session will be $250.00 a person.
However, in cases of financial need, this fee may be alleviated by working towards the balance through assisting with other needs at etc. Music School.


We hope to see you audition for the Ambassadors this fall!