about us

The Western Springs Music Club was founded in January of 1921 by Mrs. William Hilton when she invited eleven music minded women from Western Springs and LaGrange to a friendly luncheon. Together, they founded the "Musical Club". The purpose was to promote the development of classical music in the vicinity.  Informal at first, the women met in homes twice a month to enjoy live music presented by its members.  These performances were followed by a social tea.  The club eventually formed ensembles and choral groups, and in doing so, developed long-lasting friendships. Over ninety years later, many of these same activities keep the club as meaningful and vital as it is today.  To maintain high standards, prospective performing members audition before a membership committee.  Many members are professionals, well-trained private teachers, or active in groups such as the West Suburban Symphony, Salt Creek Sinfonietta, or various Chicago Area choral ensembles.    


We also conduct a yearly Piano Festival  for students in grade school through high school and it has become a special focus of our organization.  If your child has any interest in performing, please refer to the details in the attached tab called, "Piano Festival".  The Piano Festival and Honors Recital occur every February. 


Our history is profound, our future is bright.  Please take a moment to scroll through our photos and throughout our entire website.  We are happy to welcome you to become part of an historic, active, and vibrant music club!




Performing Members

Our performing members are from the Dupage and Cook County areas.   Our musicians can utilize the club for performance exposure and networking.  It's a great way to share musical gifts, meet other musicians, and play in front of an eager audience.



Sustaining Members

Our sustaining members have a profound passion for music and are an integral part of our club.  We greatly appreciate their involvement and support.

Fellowship & Volunteers

Our club members enjoy great food and fellowship after each program.  It's a wonderful way to make friends after hearing outstanding music!