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North Shore Music Association Enter

Our Mission Listen Learn & Participate

The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.

Our Objectives

Sponsor and produce a series of concerts, dances, and workshops throughout the year.
 
Generate income to support our mission through a variety of methods, typically through ticket sales, grants, memberships, and donations.
 
Engage in partnerships at every opportunity, e.g., joint ventures with local entities.
Act as a musical arts consultant and a link between musical performers and educators and those seeking contact with them.
 
Use the Arrowhead Center for the Arts (ACA) as the primary venue for NSMA concerts.
 
Use volunteers effectively in the promotion and production of NSMA activities.


 

Our Legacy

For over 30 years, the NMSA has hosted live concerts, community dances, and educational programming for young and old. NSMA has hosted hundreds of musical artists—from local and regional virtuosos to internationally renowned and beloved icons. Just a few artist highlights from the past few years include:
 
Folk Peter Yarrow, Harpeth Rising
 
Blues Guy Davis, Shemekia Copeland
 
Country/Bluegrass GM Ole Opry, Bluegrass Masters weekendRosie Flores
 
Guitar Adrian Legg, Phil Heywood
 
Classical Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, The Parker Quartet, Minetti Quartett (Vienna)
 
World Music Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, McInnis' Kitchen

 

Staff & Board of Directors

What Makes Us Unique

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional—a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared sorrow, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.
 
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Winter Gathering & Dance feat. the SplinterTones
Winter Gathering & Dance feat. the SplinterTones
01/19/2019: 7 PM - 10 PM@ Hovland Town Hall
With support from the Opp-Hvidston Foundation, NSMA hosts a winter gathering and dance featuring the tremendously talented, high-octane band the SplinterTones.

Everyone is invited to Hovland Town Hall (4957 East Hwy. 61) to listen to great music, dance, and socialize with friends and neighbors. Come enjoy the light and warmth of community celebration at this dark, cold time of year when we all need it most! There's no admission fee. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
 
The SplinterTones are a six-piece band who play a zesty mix of tunes in an arrestingly original style. With their rousing rhythmic grooves, vibrant harmonies, and colorful stage presence, the SplinterTones crowd the room and the dance floor with delighted people of all ages. The SplinterTones are: Leah Thomas, accordion and vocals; Rick Brandenburg, drums; Jeff DeShaw, bass and vocals; Max Bichel, violin and vocals; Liz Sivertson, saxophone, clarinet, and vocals; and John Gruber, guitar and vocals.
 
The Opp-Hvidston Foundation is a small, private family foundation created in 2015 by Patricia Hvidston and Roger Opp. Long-time supporters of the arts, education, housing, and women’s development, Patricia and Roger created the Opp-Hvidston Foundation to help support the community spirit of East Cook County. 
 
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