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Intonation works with the youth of Chicago to experience making music on their own terms, leading to personal growth and the enrichment of their communities.


Q & A with Founder Mike Simons and New Executive Director Tonya Howell!

Mike Simons (MS): Tonya, you have been a member of the Intonation community for many years now,...

Welcome our New Executive Director, Tonya Howell!

Dear Intonation Families, Friends, and Supporters, We are thrilled to share the news that we are...


of students assessed gained basic proficiency on not just 1 but ALL of the rock band instruments


of School Partners noted improvement among band members in confidence, teamwork, persistence, leadership, and willingness to try new things