Integrating musical creativity into everyday life

“A Utopian vision of contemporary music-for-everyone”

John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

“Access Contemporary Music is one of Chicago’s most innovative and adventurous new music organizations.”

– Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Classical Review


ACM relies on contributions, both large and small, to support our innovative programs like Composer Alive, Open House, Sound of Silent Film, our concert series and the ACM School of Music.   Your generosity enables us to continue our mission of integrating musical creativity into everyday life.

ACM a publicly supported, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  To support our programs, please consider making a secure online donation in any amount.


1758 W. Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640

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Arts Work Fund of the Chicago Community Trust
CityArts Program

$5,000 – $9,000
Donnelly Foundation
Driehaus Foundation
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Illinois Arts Council

$2,500 – $4,999
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Copernicus Center

$1,000 – $2,4999
Cliffdwellers Arts Foundation
Connect Hearing
Judith Prescott
Don Schoenfeld

$500 – $999
Joel and Carol Honigberg Foundation
Hazel Chicago
Kimberly Schlechter
Tony Scott-Green
Randall West

$250 – $499
Beth Bradfish
Joseph Buchheit
Patrick Cummings
Alain Despace
Brandon Harrington
Eva Labowicz
Patricia Morehead
Michael Patrizio
Daniel Rest
George Thiruvathukal

$100 – $249
Debra Dobbs
Ward Ferris
Ian Hobgood
Summer Kee
Robert Marshall
John Mrsovic
Charles Paris
Lucy Park
William Jason Raynovich
David Scherer
Benjamin Taylor

$50 – $99
Deanne Borden
William Bradley
Dan and Erica Chandler
Susan Doig
Bob Falwell
Dan Goodman
Nancy Hughes
Jason Jenrich
Melissa Rice
Alan Waterman

$0 – $49
Julie Degner
Julia Garcia
Jane Heron
Ann and Gordon Howard
David Kawliche
Cal Macklin
Charles Macko
Jesse McQuarters
Janice Mitchell
William Putnam
Carlton Roberts
Richard Shepherd
Stacey Stern
Janice Weber