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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Music Institute's Free Virtual Jazz Lectures Fall Series
Free Virtual Jazz Lecture Series

“Great Jazz Musicians from Chicago’s South Side” Thursday, January 21 | 7-8:30 pm >>

Intermezzi Beethoven Festival features MIC faculty December 11, 2020 Free concerts: December 15-20
Music for Life Program at the Music Institute of Chicago
Music for Life November 9, 2019