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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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Upcoming Events

Reservations are recommended through the DG Public Library. Register on the library website by clicking RSVP below or by calling the library at 630-960-1200. Our concerts are open to the public and free of charge, with the exception of our Fall and Spring Benefit House Concerts used to fund DGMC student education programs.

The Rust Riders
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 2:00 pm, DG Library

Inspired by the rambunctious twang of hand-me-down Americana, the Rust Riders crank out a hearty helping of raggy roots music, distilled from honky tonk, folk, and swing. RSVP

Piano Festival & Competition
Sunday, March 3, 2024, Community United Methodist Church, Naperville; times TBA

Well-established, adjudicated event open to piano students in Downers Grove and its surrounding communities. INFO

Piano Festival Honors Recitals
Sunday, March 10, 2024, afternoon times TBD, DG Library

Recitals featuring the piano students who excelled at the 2024 Piano Festival & Competition.

Spring Benefit Concert
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm at a private home

There’s nothing like the intimacy of a house concert. Plus, all proceeds from our benefit concerts are used to fund the Rising Star and College Music Awards given to talented local high school music students. Our Spring Benefit Concert features the artistry of Carolyn May (flute), Julie Spring (harp) and Chris Garofalo (piano). Following the concert, a wine and dessert reception will be held. This is a ticketed event with limited seating, so order today. Tickets cost $35.


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Winter Interlude Concert

Performed February 11, 2024 - 2pm, DG Library

Holiday Treasures Concert

Performed December 3, 2023 - 2pm, DG Library

House Benefit Concert

Performed Friday, November 10, 2023 - 7:30 pm

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Fall Classic Concert

Performed October 22, 2023 - 2pm, DG Library

2023-2024 Concert Series Season Opener

Reginald R. Robinson

Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2 pm, Downers Grove Public Library

American jazz and ragtime pianist and composer Reginald Robinson has been called a “Chicago Ragtime wizard.” He was awarded the rare and distinguished John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur “Genius” Grant for his innovative ragtime piano works and music research. In addition to his dazzling performances, Robinson is well known internationally at colleges and universities for his lectures, which have contributed to preserving the legacy of African American music history. We are truly delighted and honored to have him perform and provide some of the stories behind his music for our season opener.