About Music Institute of Chicago
The Music Institute of Chicago is the place to experience music!
Founded in 1931, the Music Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest community music schools in Illinois. The Music Institute of Chicago, a not-for-profit educational organization, is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Each year, our world-class music teachers and arts therapists provide the highest quality arts education to nearly 5,000 students of all ages and ability levels, at campuses in Downers Grove, Evanston, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and Winnetka. Performances at Nichols Concert Hall, located in downtown Evanston, reach approximately 14,000 people each year. Music Institute of Chicago community engagement and partnership programs reach an additional 6,500 Chicago Public School students annually.
We believe that music is an essential part of a quality education and a powerful contributor to quality of life. The Music Institute of Chicago is a community music school serving students of all ages and abilities with music lessons, music ensembles, and access to world-class concerts and creative arts therapy. The outcome of our work is the quality of our students as performers, listeners and lifelong learners.