Project 88

Project 88


Good news! Project 88 Music Academy is hiring new faculty members! Please read into the details below.

From Executive and Artistic Director (& CCPA alum!) Élider DiPaula: Project 88 Music Academy is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organization that aims to make high-quality music education accessible to all students. Our students currently participate in one of two programs: Preparatory Program (introductory music classes) and Apprentice Program (private lessons, group classes, and Composition classes). Read more detailed descriptions about our programs at

The Academy is expanding and we are looking to add more teachers, specifically for our Apprentice Program to teach either piano, violin, brass, and/or composition (including theory concepts) through private lessons and larger group classes. Teachers are expected to teach lessons in-person (following safety protocols) at our facility at 6720 31st Street, Berwyn, IL 60402. Pay rate is $40/instructional hour.
Interested candidates should forward their resume to [email protected] with a note conveying what they are able to teach.
There's still time to register and enjoy Lakeshore Brass at Concordia Church this Saturday, or with Project 88 this Sunday! Get into the holiday spirit with CCPA alumni David M Nakazono (MM & PD Trumpet Performance/Orchestral Studies) and Matt Flanagan (MM Trombone Performance, & the Music Conservatory Ensemble Operations Coordinator!). You can attend both/either in-person, or enjoy virtually:

-Saturday, December 18th at 7:00pm we are performing at the beautiful Concordia Church. Register for free at:

-Sunday, December 19th at 7:00pm we will be playing at Project 88 Music Academy. Come support Project 88's mission to inspire the next generation of musicians. Register here:

Happening tomorrow! Both a and :

Pianist, composer, teacher, Executive/Artistic Director of Project 88, and CCPA alum Élider DiPaula (PD Piano Performance) will have his song cycle "Songs From Another Time" debuted tomorrow evening, 12/11, by fellow alum and baritone Justin Horvath-Adair (BM Voice Performance) and faculty member Dana Brown (Associate Professor of Opera & Vocal Coaching)! The concert will feature other classical, musical theatre, and contemporary works. There are still seats available you can register for, or the performance will be livestreamed with a repeat on Sunday, 12/12. 💚💚💚
Due to illness, The Project Chamber Orchestra will not be performing this Saturday night.

BUT THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Project 88 will still have live music this Saturday evening!

The Gill-Han-Gonzalez Trio will take the stage and share their various combinations of violin, cello, and piano with the Project 88 audience.

First, we will embark on the journey from Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano in a modern-day commedia dell'arte version of "Pierrot is angry at the moon" to Beethoven's fourth cello sonata, composed during the time when his deafness was overwhelmingly profound. Followed by Ravel's dedication to the memory of Debussy, where the "music is stripped to the bone," we'll experience the Sonata for Violin and Cello. Finally, in celebration of Astor Piazzolla's 100th birthday, we welcome the season of 'Winter' with the second piece from his Estaciones Porteñas for piano trio.

If you have already reserved tickets on Eventbrite, your tickets are still valid.

If you have not yet reserved tickets, you can still do so at or by visiting Project 88 Music Academy on Eventbrite.

If you prefer to watch from home, the performance will be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 14th at 2pm on our website,
Tomorrow (11/14) CCPA's David Schrader, Professor of Music History, will present a program on harpsichord and clavichord, both teaching and performing on these instruments in Project 88 's final installment of "Into the Music World." Tune in at 6:30pm Central!!
Under the artistic direction of Chicago College of Performing Arts alum Élider DiPaula (PD Piano Performance, ’19), the nonprofit Project 88 presents free classical concerts and teaches students at its music academy. Be sure to follow Project 88 to keep up to date on their 2020 season!

Chicago College of Performing Arts has close ties to Project 88, and we're pleased to see some of our Brass Alumni back in action, including David Nakazono (trumpet), Bradley Geneser (tuba), and Matt Flanagan (trombone)! Don't miss the next Project 88 livestream concert featuring Slavic composers on August 29 at 6:30pm!

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Élider DiPaula (PD ‘19 Piano Performance) was a 2019 recipient of the Chicago College of Performing Arts Center for Arts Leadership Performing Social Justice Seed Grant for his Project 88 Music Academy based in Berwyn, Illinois. Recently awarded the 2020 Alumni Social Justice Award from Roosevelt University, the Center will be hosting a talk back with Élider to discuss his process in creating and running Project 88, how it has grown, and answer questions from students!

Register for the Zoom Meeting here:


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Project 88 classical concert series toda la semana desde las 6pm Gratis con el propósito de iniciar una academia de música para la comunidad gratis , en Unity Lutheran Church 6720 31st Berwyn IL
Looking for something to do tomorrow, November 9?? Project 88's True Unity Series comes to a close this year with a special performance of two piano quintets by a talented group of musicians.

Stefan Hersh, violin (CCPA Artist Faculty)
Agnieszka Likos, violin
Sixto Franco, viola
Patrycja Likos, cello
Élider DiPaula, piano (CCPA grad)

The ensemble will perform "Piano Quintet in F Minor" by César Franck and "Piano Quintet in G Minor" by Dmitri Shostakovich. Composed in 1879, Franck's quintet is considered one of his main achievements. Similarly, Shostakovich's quintet is one of his best works and has wowed audiences since its premiere in 1940.

Over 10 of our community partners, local nonprofits, volunteers, businesses and faith partners gathered for great dialogue and collaboration! Our nonprofit roundtable was founded to encourage collaboration between nonprofits, schools, and organizations that serve the Berwyn Community. We are learning and serving together. Youth Crossroads, Inc. Morton College Pillars Community Health AWESOME Pest Service Pav YMCA Project 88 Friendly School of Folk Music Veterans of Berwyn St. Leonard School - Berwyn The Children's School Trinity Community Church United Church Of Christ, Berwyn Latinas On The Plaza

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Applications Are Now Open
Fall 2023 Introduction to Music Skills Class for Grades 1–2
• No musical experience required
• One 60-minute class per week
• Classes start in early September and continue through December

Full scholarships available for accepted Project 88 Preparatory Program students

Applications are accepted until Until July 28
For more information and to apply, visit


We are only two days away from our SOLD OUT (again!) . We are so pleased to host , our Executive Director and founder at this extra special event.

Don’t miss out on our next event! Get on the list early by DM’ing us on instagram and we will make sure you are the first to know!

Photos from Project 88's post 05/18/2023


This past Saturday, Keaton Roberts enchanted the audience with his musicianship and poise on the Project 88 stage. Keaton started learning the piano at Project 88 Music Academy three years ago and is now graduating from the apprentice program this month.

During his performance, Keaton's passion for music was on display as he played:
• Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397, W. A. Mozart
• Invention No. 15 in B Minor, J. S. Bach
• Etude Op. 299, No. 7, C. Czerny
• Etude Op. 10, No. 9, F. Chopin
• Etude Op. 72, No 6., M. Mozkowski
• Songs without words, Op. 30, No. 1, F. Mendelssohn

After intermission, Élider DiPaula took the stage. He played:
• Moment Musical Op. 16, No. 4, S. Rachmaninoff
• Il neige!.., H. Oswald
• Sunrise, K. Roberts
• St. Francis of Paola Walking on the Waters, F. Liszt

The feature for the second half was Élider playing the world premiere of Keaton's composition Sunrise. Élider shared the handwritten score Keaton created during his time at Project 88. A truly remarkable composition that proved the amazing education the music academy students receive.

After watching Keaton and Élider, please donate to Project 88 Music Academy so we can continue to bring exceptional music education to the community.

REMEMBER: The Spring 2023 Student Recital is this Saturday, May 20, at 6:30 PM. No tickets are required to watch these amazing students share their musical accomplishments.


SPRING 2023 STUDENT RECITAL is this Saturday at 6:30 P.M.!

Tickets are not required for this event!
Bring friends and family to this end-of-semester recital by students. Come early to get your seat.

Our Preparatory Program and Artist Academy students will perform pieces celebrating a semester's worth of hard work and practice!

Join us either in person or virtually for this special event.


June Project 88 Candlelight Concert Tickets are on sale now!
Special guest performer is Élider DiPaula, pianist.

Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $75
Space is limited to 30 guests.

Each ticket comes with:
• admission to the concert
• 2 complimentary drinks
• heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets for our candlelight events sell out quickly, so if you are interested, be sure to buy your tickets quickly! Don't wait or you will miss this special event.

All proceeds will benefit the Project 88 Music Academy. Learn more about Project 88 by visiting

Purchase your tickets today!


Project 88 Rising Stars Benefit Concert
with Keaton Roberts and Élider DiPaula

The May 13th concert lineup has changed. This first-of-its-kind event will feature Apprentice Program student Keaton Roberts and Executive and Artistic Director Élider DiPaula performing on the Project 88 stage!

If you had reserved tickets for the previous lineup, no worries, those will be accepted. We will also be accepting walk-in attendees for this truly unique event.

The evening program will feature works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, S. Rachmaninoff, and C. Debussy.

AND DiPaula will be performing, for the first time ever, a new composition by Keaton Roberts.

Join us in celebrating Project 88 Music Academy and Keaton for all his achievements as he prepares to graduate from the Apprentice Program.

Remember you can always watch from home via the live stream.


Project 88 Rising Stars Benefit Concert
Featuring pianists Keaton Roberts and Élider DiPaula

Join Project 88 for the first Rising Stars Benefit Concert. The evening will feature Apprentice Program student Keaton Roberts and Executive and Artistic Director Élider DiPaula.

The musicians will be playing a diverse program featuring works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, S. Rachmaninoff, and C. Debussy. AND DiPaula will be performing a world-premier composition by Keaton Roberts.

The concert will benefit the Project 88 Music Academy

Get your tickets at


Thank you and for donating to support music education scholarships wrapped in an incredible cocktail and candlelight event. Support by making a donation at today!


Don't miss the May Project 88 fundraising event!
Limited tickets are available.

See Avery Felton and Joey Lieberman perform at this intimate concert. All proceeds from this event will support Project 88 Music Academy.

Tickets are $60 and include:
hors d'oeuvres
2 drinks (signature cocktails and/or nonalcoholic beverages)
AND an evening of live music

Project 88 Music Academy offers full scholarships to students in an underprivileged community in the Chicago area. Read more about Project 88's programming at


Join Project 88 for our May Candlelight Concert Fundraiser.

On Saturday, May 6th, the intimate evening will feature Avery Felton, voice, and Joey Lieberman, piano. Together they will be playing a selection of jazzy music across various genres.

Enjoy an evening of music, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. Each ticket provides an open table of hors d'oeuvres and 2 drinks (signature cocktails and/or nonalcoholic beverages).

General admission tickets are $60.00

Our guest performers are donating their time and talent to this event. This concert is hosted by the Executive Director of Project 88 Music Academy, and all proceeds from this event support the organization.

Project 88 Music Academy offers full scholarships to students in an underprivileged community in the Chicago area. Read more about Project 88's programming at

Further information about the event, including parking details, will be provided to you via email before the event.

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Meet Matthew Lorenz, April 15th Project 88 performer.

He is rising to prominence as a pianist in the American Midwest, aiming to usher the art and lifestyle of piano performance to the 21st century.

Matthew’s performance experience as a pianist extends from Bismarck, ND to Santa Rosa, NM, then Paris; and beyond. Currently based in Chicago, IL, he is engaged in solo performances and frequent collaborations. Often described as a “powerful” player with a unique perspective on the “big picture” of his music, Matthew also brings a heartfelt sensitivity and attention to detail that makes him just as comfortable playing Bach and Chopin as he is playing Rachmaninoff and Liszt.

In the current season, Matthew is promoting his recital Chopin & Rachmaninoff, which features the entire cycle of Rachmaninoff’s monolithic 13 Preludes Op. 32 in honor of Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday. This summer he will also be on the road with The Wild Stage, the cabaret troop he shares with soprano Brady Collins. Be on the lookout for his marathon program CONCERTO which will present the Rachmaninoff 1st Concerto, the Mozart 20th Concerto, and the Ravel G Major Concerto all in one sitting.

Join Project 88 for Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday: Preludes performance this Saturday, April 15 at 6:30 P.M.


Project 88 April Concert
Rachmaninoff's 150th Birthday: Preludes with Matthew Lorenz, piano

The evening program:
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade no. 3 in Ab Major Op. 47
Fantasie-Impromptu Op. posth. 66
2 Nocturnes, op. 27
Polonaise in Ab Major, “Heroic” op. 53

Sergei Rachmaninoff
13 Preludes, Op. 32
• No. 1 in C major (Allegro vivace)
• No. 2 in B♭ minor (Allegretto)
• No. 3 in E major (Allegro vivace)
• No. 4 in E minor (Allegro con brio)
• No. 5 in G major (Moderato)
• No. 6 in F minor (Allegro appassionato)
• No. 7 in F major (Moderato)
• No. 8 in A minor (Vivo)
• No. 9 in A major (Allegro moderato)
• No. 10 in B minor (Lento)
• No. 11 in B major (Allegretto)
• No. 12 in G♯ minor (Allegro)
• No. 13 in D♭ major (Grave – Allegro)

Reserve your tickets for the Saturday, April 15th concert


Rachmaninoff’s 150th Birthday: Preludes
Get your tickets for the Project 88 April Concert featuring Matthew Lorenz on the piano.

The Saturday, April 15th concert will continue the 150th birthday celebration of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Lorenz will perform works from Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

The concert starts at 6:30 P.M.
Reserve your tickets at

Photos from Project 88's post 03/17/2023

Rewatch the March 11 concert featuring Anita Graef, cello, and Louise Chan, piano.

This cello and piano duo graced the Project 88 stage with a unique and inspirational program.

The evening started with Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14. This piece composed around 1915 has become increasingly popular since his death and is frequently performed as an instrumental piece. Graef and Chan performed the long lyrical melodic lines beautifully while touching on a range of moods including desire, despair, turmoil, and peace.

Next came a new to the audience work from David Baker. Baker was an American composer born in Indianapolis. He rose to prominence as a jazz trombonist and later a cellist. He founded the jazz studies program—one of the first of its kind at an American university—at Indiana University. David Baker’s Sonata for Cello and Piano was written in 1974 for Janos Starker and features jazz-influenced scales, polyrhythms, and melodic ideas based on the styles of John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery.

After the intermission, the duo took the stage to perform Johannes Brahms's Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major. The sonata was composed in the summer of 1886 at the request of cellist Robert Hausmann. For the nineteenth-century music critic Eduard Hanslic, the Cello sonata was “fiery to the point of vehemence, now defiantly challenging, now painfully lamenting.”

Rewatch or watch the performance until March 22.

Tickets for the April concert featuring Rachmaninoff’s 150th Birthday: Preludes are available now. Go to the Project 88 website to reserve your seats.

Watch Now - Project 88 Music Academy 03/12/2023

10 minutes until the March Concert starts with Anita and Louise. Remember you can watch from home!

Watch Now - Project 88 Music Academy Watch the live the Project 88 Concert or Event below. Learn more about our concerts and events in the Project 88 Magazine. Upcoming Concerts


Meet Project 88 March 11th concert performer:
Louise Chan, piano.

Louise Chan, a native, of Ottawa, Canada, is a versatile pianist with experience as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral keyboardist. Dr. Chan is dedicated to performing new music; recent performances in her home base of Chicago have included appearances at the Ear Taxi Festival and the George Crumb Festival, and with Fulcrum Point New Music Project and The Zafa Collective. She was the former principal pianist for the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and was a regular keyboard substitute for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for several years.

As a music educator, Dr. Chan maintains a busy studio of young and adult piano students at the Music Institute of Chicago. Her degrees are from the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University.

Tickets for the March 11th 6:30 P.M. concert are going fast.
Reserve your FREE tickets.


Meet Project 88 March 11th FREE concert performer:
Anita Graef, cello.

Described as a musician of “superb artistry” (Pasadena Now) who plays with “high energy and polish” (WQXR), cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition for her music-making as an artist who is equally at home exploring traditional as well as contemporary works, along with a deep commitment to service, outreach, and education.

Highlights of the 2022-2023 season include her New York debut with the Riverside Symphony, as well as recital appearances at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Ojai’s Chamber on the Mountain, the Charlotte Warner Concert Series at Kenyon College, the Nielsen Concert Series, and return appearances to “Live from WFMT” and “Temecula Presents,” among others.

Tickets for the 6:30 P.M. concert are going fast.
Reserve your FREE tickets.


Project 88 March Concert with
Anita Graef, cello, and Louise Chan, piano.

Reserve your tickets for the Saturday, March 11th concert

The recital program:
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata for Cello and Piano
David Baker

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major
Johannes Brahms
Allegro vivace
Adagio affettuoso
Allegro passionato
Allegro molto

Photos from Project 88's post 02/16/2023

Available until February 22nd!
Watch Project 88 Rachmaninoff’s 150 Birthday: Vocalise performance.

This past weekend Gabrielle Goudard, soprano, and Élider DiPaula, piano, performed to a sold-out venue works by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Fauré, Ravel, and more.

Many pieces featured vocalised melodies, or vocal passages consisting of a melody without words. A truly unique aural experience.

To learn more about the music, read the Project 88 magazine available on the Project 88 website.

Photos by Ivan Indrautama


Watch the live stream at 6:30 P.M. CST tonight!

Don't miss Project 88 Rachmaninoff’s 150 Birthday: Vocalise featuring Gabrielle Goudard, soprano, and Élider DiPaula, piano

There are no more tickets but you can watch from home through the live stream. Go to

Or use the same link to watch the live recording. It will be available until February 22nd.


Meet Project 88 Rachmaninoff’s 150 Birthday: Vocalise performer:
Élider DiPaula, piano.

February 11th tickets are going fast.
Reserve your FREE tickets.

Brazilian classical musician, composer and pedagogue, Élider DiPaula
won the Orestes Farinello National Piano Competition at the age of seven, and has received numerous accolades since then.

DiPaula earned his Master of Music degree in piano performance at James Madison University, where he studied with Dr. Paulo Steinberg and Dr. Gabriel Dobner. Under the tutelage of Dr. Ludmila Lazar, DiPaula received the Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

In 2018, he launched Project 88, for which he is the Executive Director. Additionally, as Artistic Director, DiPaula leads the Fifth Season of Project 88’s Concert Series in 2023. In recognition of his work for Project 88, DiPaula was awarded the Center for Arts Leadership Seed Grant from the Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2019 and the Social Justice Alumni Award from Roosevelt University during its 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2020. He is currently on faculty at Project 88 Music Academy and is the director of Beacon Arts & Music in Uptown Chicago, where he teaches both piano and composition. In 2022, he joined the Chicago College of Performing Arts Advisory Board at Roosevelt University.


Meet Project 88 Rachmaninoff’s 150 Birthday: Vocalise performer:
Gabrielle Goudard, soprano.

Reserve your FREE tickets for the 6:30 PM, February 11th performance.

Born in France to a family of artists, Gabrielle started performing as a young artist in her teenage hood in productions and abroad tours, with the company Opera Junior. Along with her voice and percussion studies at the Regional Conservatories of Montpellier and Lyon, she received a Master’s in Musicology/ Performing arts from Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier.

Through the years, Goudard has had the opportunity to sing repertoire in several countries. From Dorabella and Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Paoluccia in La Cecchina in Rome, Zerlina in Don Giovanni in Lima, Gianetta in l’Elisir d’Amore in Norway, to Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana; Amital in Betulla Liberrata, in Sicilly and is preparing Cherubino in the adaptation of The Three Little Pigs in February 2023 in Chicago.


Project 88 January 14th Concert Recap:

This past Saturday, Yuri Tanaka took to the Project 88 stage to start the celebration of Rachmaninoff's 150 birthday. Once again, Yuri played with finesse, precision, and heart. Many in the audience swore she had to have had another hand to be able to play so many notes.

The first portion of the performance included Rachmaninoff’s Opus 39 Études-tableaux (“study-pictures”). Each Étude-Tableaux paints a miniature sound portrait, and watching Tanaka perform these pieces was a visual and aural experience with a variety of moods and emotions.

After the intermission, Tanaka returned to perform the “Elegy,” from Rachmaninoff’s early work Morceaux de Fantasie. The piece was written as a tribute to Rachmaninoff’s recently deceased composition instructor, Anton Arensky.

Finally, at the start of Sonata No. 2, Tanaka was very focused on the piece, which resulted in a beautiful performance. Specifically, the sonata’s three movements are played without pause, and the overall structure is cyclical, united by melodic variants of the first movement’s first theme.

Rewatch the concert video until January 22nd to hear Rachmaninoff come to life through the artistry of Yuri Tanaka.


Thanks Peckham Media Productions for always producing such high quality livestreams and recordings! We are grateful to have their talents working alongside us!

First livestream of 2023! Happy to be working with The fantastic Yuri Tanaka is tonight’s piano soloist.


Project 88 is celebrating Rachmaninoff’s 150th Birthday.

Join us tonight at 6:30 PM to see Yuri Tanaka return to the Project 88 stage to perform Rachmaninoff’s Opus 39 Études-tableaux, Morceaux de Fantasie Elegy, and Piano Sonata No. 2.

Get your free tickets to see this amazing performance.

Or watch the live stream from home on the Project 88 website.


Project 88 is celebrating Rachmaninoff's 150th birthday.

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a legendary Russian-American composer and pianist who fled Russia after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.

Join us to see Yuri Tanaka perform his Etude Op.39 No.1. c minor, Elegy Op.3 No.1 and Sonata No.2. Op.36 this Saturday night.

Get your tickets before they are gone.


January 14th Concert: Rachmaninoff's 150th Birthday: Sonata

Meet pianist Yuri Tanaka.

Tanaka began playing the piano at the age of four. She studied under Keiko Hagimori and Takeshi Ohkubo at Yamaha Music School, learning composition and improvisation in addition to piano. Tanaka performed with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo.

Tanaka has been awarded first prize in the Meiko Miyazawa Competition for two consecutive years and first prize in Chopin's Association Piano Competition. She has been honored with achievements at the Yamaha Junior Pro Piano Concert, PTNA Piano Competition, and Sakai International Piano Competition, to name a few.

Reserve your seat to see pianist Yuri Tanaka return to the Project 88 stage to celebrate Rachmaninoff's 150th birthday.


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