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Tenges Takes Helm at Sherwood Community School

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Feb 04, 2013
Chicago, IL

Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago recently named Robert Tenges as its new director. Tenges has over twelve years of experience in arts education and community engagement, and comes to Sherwood from the Old Town School of Folk Music where he was the director of education and programs. He has been a teaching artist there since 1995.

At Old Town School, Tenges directed all on and off-site content, and played an integral role in the design and implementation of its education outreach programs, the Old Town School of Folk Music’s resource center, and the school's accreditation through ACCPAS. Tenges continues to be active in the Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools, and has been a member since its inception.

“Columbia College Chicago and Sherwood have been enriched with the addition of Robert Tenges as the Director of the Sherwood Community Music School,” Richard Dunscomb, music chair at Columbia College Chicago said. “Robert brings a fantastic vision for the future of a community music school in a College. We are all excited to being this journey with him.”

About Sherwood Community Music School
Sherwood Conservatory of Music delivers "traditional" and Suzuki-based music training in 15 instruments, voice, music theory and composition through individual and small group lessons, classes, performing ensembles, and recitals to students from the Chicago metropolitan area. Sherwood serves more than 1,000 students at its modern downtown Chicago facility and approximately 500 more at offsite locations at schools, parks, and community centers, including programs at the South Shore Cultural Center and Chicago Public Schools, and in collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Ravinia Festival. In July 2007, Sherwood merged with Columbia College Chicago, the country's largest arts and media college.

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