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Achieve Things You Only Imagined...Your Journey Begins at MIC!

Whether your goal is learning to play an instrument, finding others who share your love of music, or performing at Carnegie Hall, the Music Institute of Chicago will meet you where you are and help you achieve things you only imagined.

As one of the nation’s largest and finest community music schools, the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) empowers music makers of every age and level by teaching skills to help them listen, express, and create for a lifetime.

The Music Institute of Chicago is Chicago's Music School

The Music Institute of Chicago is proud to provide the highest quality music instruction to thousands of students each year. MIC has an extensive array of programs across a network of conveniently located Chicagoland campuses.

While some students go on to win Grammy awards and perform in world-class orchestras, all MIC students gain a lifelong appreciation for music and an outlet for artistic expression. No matter your goal, we invite you to become part of a supportive music community that fosters confidence in students and families and inspires everyone to accomplish big things together.

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Experienced, Dedicated Faculty

The breadth and depth of our faculty is unparalleled. Nearly 200 in number, Music Institute of Chicago teachers are experienced, dedicated educators and performers who hold degrees from the world’s finest music schools.

Explore the MIC Faculty

Phyllis Adams

Harp Department Chair

Erica Anderson

Oboe Faculty, Department Head of Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion 

Dr. Matthew Hagle

Piano & Musicianship Faculty; Program Director, Musicianship
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Student and Faculty Achievements

Faculty members advise and prepare interested students for regional, national and international competitions each year.  For more information about local, regional and national competitions, please contact your private instructor.

Competition & Award Winners Announcement
Please join us in congratulating violinist Julian Rhee, an Academy Alumnus and former student of Almita Vamos, on receiving the prestigious 2024 Avery Fisher Career Grant!
Faculty Spotlight

A special master class opportunity 

Celebrated pianist and Music Institute of Chicago artist in residence Marta Aznavoorian offers a special master class opportunity to Chicagoland.

What's Happening At MIC

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Friday, June 21, 2024

No events today.

Academic Calendar - Summer 2024

Thursday, July 4th

Independence Day (no private lessons, classes or ensembles)

Monday, July 15th

Priority Re-Registration Deadline (registration fees waived)

Sunday, September 1st

Last day of Summer Session private instruction