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.


Need to reach someone fast?  Please phone:  847.905.1500


Upcoming Virtual All-School Recitals

Year-end music performances >>

MIC Names New Chamber Music Director July 22, 2021 Priority Application Deadline August 1
Special Master Class with Midori April 17, 2021 Academy students perform