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A Lifelong Engagement With Music

Well-designed programs and high-quality teaching at the Music Institute of Chicago help every student to acquire the creative, social, cultural, and brain-building benefits of playing an instrument.

Founded in 1931, the Music Institute of Chicago is a nonprofit community music school that leads people toward a lifelong engagement with music.  We provide widely accessible resources for high-quality music teaching, performing, and service activities—harnessing the power of music to educate, inspire, and bring comfort to the communities we serve.