Welcome to the Music Institute of Chicago!


Founded in 1931, the Music Institute of Chicago has grown from humble beginnings in a Winnetka farmhouse to one of the three largest community music schools in the nation with campuses in Downers Grove, Chicago, Evanston, Winnetka, Lincolnshire and Lake Forest.


We invite you to explore the unique offerings and character of each of our locations.


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New!  Music Institute presents Virtual Jazz Lectures!  - begins Monday, May 18 at 6:30 pm!
Virtual Jazz Lecture Series

" The Legacy of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers " with violinist James Sanders Monday, August 10 >>