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2018-2019 Academy Auditions June 4, 2018 3:00 pm

Academic Calendar, Tuition, and Registration Information


The Academy tuition for 2017-2018: $9,100

This all-inclulsive fee covers all facets of the curriculum including the private lessons unless other arrangements have been made with affiliated faculty.  Merit scholarships and installment plans are available to each student. Merit talent scholarships are based on the initial audition or the annual jury.


Installment Plan Option

If you elect this payment plan, the Academy tuition balance will be spread across four equal installments each semester. If you wish to have fewer than four payments, you may always pay the remainder of your balance early. You will be required to submit a credit card number to be kept on file in order to participate in the installment program. The installment plan link can be found at the bottom of the page. There is a small fee to activate the plan.


Students should not register or pay any fees until they have been officially accepted and merit award information has been provided.


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Academy Enrollment Policies

The Music Institute of Chicago admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.

Agreement to Policies

Please be aware that by signing a Student Registration Form, you are indicating you have read and agree to the terms as stated below on behalf of your child(ren)/ward(s) and/or yourself.  Academy student and parents must also sign the policy agreement in the Academy Handbook.

Deportment & Drug Policy
While on the Music Institute of Chicago’s premises, students and those accompanying them are expected to treat our facilities respectfully. Skates, skateboards, pets, etc. are not allowed in the building.  Food and beverages are not permitted in the studios. The use, possession, sale, transfer, purchase or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or other intoxicants by students at any time on MIC premises is strictly prohibited and can result in immediate expulsion and recission of all scholarship monies.  The student’s family will be responsible for paying any remaining balance from the point of expulsion through the completion of the semester.

Publicity Consent
Photographs, audio and video of students engaged in Music Institute of Chicago activities including but not limited to instruction, rehearsal, workshop or performances may be used in MIC publications, newspapers, magazines, radio and other related publicity materials including the digital media. Your signature on this registration form constitutes consent and permission by the student and/or students’ parent(s) and legal guardians to use the student’s name and/or image/audio for any advertising, publicity, marketing or packaging. This release is irrevocable.

Waiver and Release of All Claims
Parents/guardians/caretakers are responsible for supervising the safety and deportment of their children at all times while they are on the Music Institute’s premises.  In addition, in registering yourself or your minor child(ren)/ward(s) for participation in programs of the Music Institute of Chicago, you acknowledge you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you or your child(ren)/ward(s) might sustain arising out of these programs. To wit:  I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in programs of the Music Institute of Chicago, and I agree to assume the full risk of any such injuries, damages or loss regardless of severity which I or my child(ren)/ward(s) may sustain as a result of participating in any activities connected or associated with any such programs. I waive and relinquish all claims I or my child(ren)/ward(s) may have against the Music Institute of Chicago and its officers, agents, servants, volunteers and employees from any and all claims from injuries, damage or loss which I or my child(ren)/ward(s) may have or which may accrue to me or my child(ren)/ward(s) on account of my participation or the participation of my child(ren)/ward(s) in any of these programs. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Music Institute of Chicago and its officers, agents, servants, volunteers and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, damages and losses sustained by me or by my child(ren)/ward(s), and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of any of the programs.  I have been provided with a copy of and have read the Music Institute’s “Enrollment Information and Policies” form and the claim waiver (above), and I agree to the terms as stated. Further, I have read and fully understand the program details and waiver and release all claims.

MIC Academy Kairos String Quartet - photo Angie Rhee
Academy's Kairos Quartet Wins 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Congrats also to quarter-finalists Agora String Quartet and semi-finalists Sarrasin Piano Trio >>