2020-2021 By The Numbers

Virtual Performances

Bundles of Recording gear distributed

Music groups

Music Skills

Intonation students learn to play a variety of instruments and producer their own music through digital music production under the guidance of talented teaching artists. As they move through our innovative curriculum which is aligned with national and state music learning standards, students learn skills and concepts which lay a foundation for lifelong music exploration. Last school year overall, students averaged 30% growth in music skills, and students with the highest music learning hours averaged 50% growth in music skills.

Life Skills

Beyond music skills, our highest goal for students is to take part in a personal and team approach to practice, setting goals, and problem-solving, so that over time they build the confidence to seek out new experiences and take ownership of their direction.

  • ATTENDANCE 85% 85%

Goal of attendance for the year achieved!


Students part of our Social-Emotional Learning pilot program had 135% growth in music skills.


Those students with the highest number of learning hours experienced 50% growth in music skills.

“I love how Intonation recognizes our strengths and allows us to embrace our talents. Playing in the band has given us the opportunity to follow our dreams. The staff encourage us to never say ‘I can’t’…They really care about us, we are like family.”


9 year band member, Graduate, Taylor Park

“Playing in the band has taught my daughter teamwork, the importance of listening, and a fearlessness in showcasing her individuality.”

Dana G. Jones

Intonation Parent, NKO Charter School

“Intonation is providing children not just with music, but with a way to learn how to become a good citizen, how to make a contribution to society, how to believe in yourself and what you’re doing. They’re showing kids a way to have something different than before.”

Michael Brown

Park Supervisor of Recreation, Fuller Park

“Intonation is helping students grow socially and academically while being a catalyst for the revival of music in Bronzeville. Thanks to Intonation, this legacy can continue by introducing children to a lifelong love of music.”

Pat Dowell

Third Ward Alderman, Bronzeville