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Welcome to Downers Grove Music Club

Downers Grove Music Club (DGMC) is a nonprofit musical arts organization founded in 1927 in Downers Grove, Illinois. We believe the arts support vibrant communities, and we aspire to connect people to the musical arts and local artists through public concerts and education programs. DGMC also makes investments that strengthen musical arts development in our schools and community.

Each year DGMC offers free public concerts; sponsors a piano festival for local students; and recognizes talented high school students with music awards to help them further their studies.

DGMC also publishes a Directory of Music Teachers and a List of Accompanists, which is updated every two years and distributed to all area schools, libraries and music stores.

Our members include performing musicians (professional and amateur), music teachers, music students and non-performing music lovers. Members receive newsletters, special announcements, and a members directory. Membership is also open to ensembles and organizations, which benefit from increased visibility in the community through our members, events and website.

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Louise Kelly performing her original composition "What a Night, No Stars"
Streamed Performance
Available Sunday, October 18, 2020

In August of this year, Louise released Two Gardens, a CD of original compositions celebrating the two paths of growth for parents and their children. Louise has shared a video recording from her album release show. We will also be sharing another song from Two Gardens later in the DGMC concert series.


Dan Moroz performing his own composition, "Anomalous Liquidity"
Streamed Performance
Available Sunday, October 25, 2020

Chicago saxophonist, composer, and music educator Dan Moroz has a new composition that is a bit on the eerie side – perfect for Halloween. Dan notes he premiered this piece five days before we all went under lockdown due to COVID-19, and it evokes the unsettled feelings we all experienced during the early days of the pandemic.


Spirito! Singers featuring their Ragazze and Bravura Ensembles
Streamed Performance
Available Sunday, November 1, 2020

It’s hard to assemble such a large group of young singers for one of our in-person concerts. But now we can share this clip from a Comcast recording of a concert that was shown on an Elmhurst local access station. This event showcases the Spirito! Ragazze (5th - 8th grade girls) and Bravura (9th - 12th grade young women) ensembles.

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