The Chicago Academy of Music (CAM) Statement on Postponement of Elevation 2016 from Executive Creative Director Kahil El’Zabar 



“The Chicago Academy of Music (CAM) humbly regrets to announce that Elevation 2016 is being postponed until the fall of 2016 due to unforeseen circumstances. Elevation 2016, CAM’s annual benefit, was due to take place on Saturday, June 18th at Wintrust Bank, 231 S. LaSalle. CAM would like to graciously thank all artists, vendors and sponsors for their commitment and support of Elevation 2016, and look forward to working with them on Elevation for this fall. Also, CAM would like to give great thanks to the greater Chicago cultural community and looks forward to their continued support for CAM and Elevation! For all ticket and sponsorship refunds please contact Chicago Academy of Music via email at” 

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The Chicago Academy of Music a Conservatory


The Chicago Academy of Music a Conservatory is an artistic collective of master performers and teachers committed to embodying, inspiring, and awakening a passion for creativity in music.


To embody artistic and personal excellence.

To inspire creative passion that evokes, spirit, mind and heart.

To awaken humanities collective communication through the transcendent experience of listening to music and each other.


The Chicago Academy of Music Conservatory offers exceptional musical training to both children and adults throughout the city. The unique curriculum and pedagogy allows highly accomplished professional musicians to share their extraordinary talents with both gifted and beginner students in the city.  Simply put, we are prodigy finders.

CAM has found enormous success in employing Master professionals to inspire their students’ musical, cultural, academic and social growth. Those students able to participate at higher levels will in turn reflect the gift they received.  The goal of CAM is to nurture and activate a desire for excellence in every student. This is done through individual instruction, extraordinary live performances, workshop forums and ensembles.

Our mission is to transform the student into a globally conscious cultural citizen with developed skills. The study and performance of music brings heightened values and the ability to pursue excellence in every aspect of life.


Donate your unused instrument!


Do you or anyone you know have an instrument collecting dust? Do you have a piano you have been planning to sell or give away for many years? Please donate your instruments to CAM for the benefit of its students! Your instrument donation is completely tax deductible and will make a difference in our community.




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