Fine Arts Music – Performance and Scholarship believes in the transformative and enriching gift of western classical music. Our non-profit organization makes this “gift” available to a greater number of students. As a performing pianist and music educator, Fine Arts Music - Performance and Scholarship founder Ayse Celasun has dedicated her life’s work to encouraging and inspiring young musicians to flourish. Fine Arts Music - Performance and Scholarship opens doors and inspires youth.
Our three scholarship programs are funded by our monthly concert series that features both professional and accomplished amateur musicians. Visit our concert series page to learn about our next program and how you can support our music and scholarship fund.
Central to our mission is creating a space where professional and amateur musicians work together. Our concert series takes place in a small theater in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building. This intimate performance space is key to fostering the exchange between amateur and professional, student and teacher, and audience and musician that we believe is so vital.