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Lake Forest

Campus Contact

Timothy Cook
Campus Director
Natalie Johnson
Administrative Assistant

40 East Old Mill Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States

Nestled in the Grove Cultural Campus of Lake Forest, the Music Institute of Chicago's Lake Forest Campus is a lovely setting to enjoy music education, concerts, and community fun.  We are just down the street from Deerfield High School, Northcroft Park, and the Heller Nature Center. Join us and study with gifted teachers, attend music theory classes, participate in chamber music, explore different instruments, grow as a student, and meet fellow musicians.

Campus Hours

Monday - Thursday
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm

Facility Rental

The Music Institute of Chicago gladly rents studio and ensemble space at several campuses to outside individuals and groups seeking a place to practice and rehearse. Students enrolled in MIC classes can reserve practice studios at no charge, depending on availability.

To rent a studio, ensemble rehearsal room, or performance space (excluding Nichols Hall), please schedule an appointment with the front desk, then complete the rental agreement form making sure to select the proper campus. Please bring the agreement form with you and give to the front desk when you arrive.

The following rental fees apply to all Music Institute of Chicago campuses:

  • Studio - $15/hour
  • Mid-size ensemble room - $30/hour
  • Large ensemble room - $60/hour

Lake Forest Rental Details

Rental conditions

  • Practice room rentals are subject to availability and may be limited during peak teaching hours.
  • Practice rooms should be reserved 24 hours in advance by contacting the appropriate MIC Campus Director.
  • Payment (cash, check, or credit card) must be made to the receptionist at the time of the rental.
  • No food or drink is allowed in any practice room; open flames are prohibited.
  • Rooms must be left in the same condition as they were found.
  • Rooms are to be used solely for practicing music; no teaching or any objectionable/illegal activity is allowed.
  • Any violations or abuse in room privileges will result in immediate dismissal from the school and a revocation of any future room use.