No one achieves anything alone. Sharing Notes is thankful to have the support of Roosevelt University - our founding sponsor.


Founded in 1945, Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit university with two distinct campuses in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois. Reflecting the values of the university's founders, Roosevelt University is committed to engaging with metropolitan Chicago as part of students' education and as an expression of the university's commitment to social justice. The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), part of Roosevelt University's Chicago campus, was one of the first conservatories founded in the United States. Today, approximately 500 gifted students from 40 states and 25 countries study in the music and theatre conservatories.


As the founding sponsor of Sharing Notes, Roosevelt has very close ties to the organization. With the support of the administration of the Chicago College of Performing Arts under Dean Henry Fogel, Sharing Notes continues to expand, benefiting the Chicago community and helping to fulfill Roosevelt University's commitment to social justice. We are proud to offer conservatory students at Roosevelt University the chance to share their gifts and grow. Through Sharing Notes, CCPA students have the opportunity to partake in unique performance opportunities, develop useful career skills such as public speaking and audience engagement, and join a network of purpose driven musicians.

Since April of 2012, Sharing Notes has filled the three oncology floors of Prentice Women's Hospital at Northwestern Memorial with live popular, classical, and jazz music in casual solo and chamber music settings. Patients, visitors, and staff can either stop into a common room or enjoy the performances from the comfort of their own rooms as musicians play in the hallways. Starting in 2014, Sharing Notes musicians also perform every other week for patients in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
After a successful six months of performing at Prentice, it became clear that music was something very much needed in Chicago hospitals. Consequently, Sharing Notes turned to the bright campus, caring ChildLife staff, and completely new demographic of La Rabida in October of 2012. The patients, who range from infant to teen, have various ailments that include burn injuries, developmental delays, and asthma, but also come with amazing strength and big personalities! At La Rabida, Sharing Notes musicians focus on engaging musical performances and activities, allowing both parties to do what they do best: play! In 2013, Sharing Notes received the Friends of La Rabida award for Community Partnership.
This Sharing Notes partnership brings musicians to perform monthly in the Family Life center at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. Performances are broadcast live on the hospital's in-house television station, Skylight TV, which is available in all patients rooms and waiting rooms in the hospital. Musicians play fun, familiar music, lead games and activities for the children, introduce their instruments and answer questions, and take special requests from patients. Thanks to the hospital's telephone system, patients are able to call in to the show from the hospital rooms, so that they can interact with our performers.