Music Institute of Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago has been bringing music to the North Shore for 82 years.


The month of March is Celebrating Music in our Schools Month. The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) will be hosting several events on Saturday, March 17th, to help highlight the importance of music education for children of all ages. Throughout the day they will have family concerts, free performances and a collaboration between MIC and the Evanston Escola de Samba. Don’t miss out!

Since it was founded in 1931, the Music Institute of Chicago has helped thousands of people of all ages connect with music. Through the Community Music Schools, Academy, Institute for Therapy through the Arts and Public Performance Programs, MIC strives to provide their students with the foundation for a lifelong engagement with music.

Music Institute of Chicago by the numbers:

Composers in Residence1
Conductors in Residence1
Adult Music Ensembles6
Academy Program Fellows6
Professional Ensembles in Residence7
Summer Camps8
Jazz Faculty15
Family Concerts & Education Events25
Musical Instruments Taught30
Volunteer Performances in the Community60
Musical Theater Students70
Years in Existence82
Illinois Communities Served106
Chamber Music Students192
Student Winners of Competitions200
Suzuki Students425
Concert Events500
Aggregate Years of Faculty Teaching Experience1,900
Arts Therapy Clients2,500
Early Childhood (ages 0-5)690
Youth (ages 6-18)1,860
Children Served Through Outreach Programs6,000
Nichols Concert Hall Audience Members15,000
Scholarships and Financial Aid Awarded$500,000
Hearts Touched and Minds Strengthened1,000,000

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