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Tuition and Registration Information

Current Academy Tuition for 2023-2024: $12,000

This all-inclulsive fee covers all facets of the curriculum including private lessons. Merit scholarship awards and installment plans are available students. 

2023 - 2024 Registration

Returning and accepted Academy students register and make your deposit now >>

Installment Plan

The Music Institute of Chicago offers an installment plan option. Under the installment plan, your semester tuition is divided into four payments each semester -- (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) and (Jan, Feb, March, April). Special payment plans may also be arranged with Academy Executive Director Sue Poluntik.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rose Vakili
Registration & Billing Manager

847.448.8335 {please leave a Voicemail if calling M or Th}


Merit scholarships are awarded to every Academy student. The level of the award is based on the performance at the initial audition and subsequent annual juries. In addition, many other factors weigh into the merit scholarship process: musical and technical proficiency; music theory preparation, homework, and test scores;  chamber music and orchestra preparedness; piano class preparation and homework; performance forum (recital) participation; attendance and schedule flexibility; general attitude and spirit of volunteerism; program engagement and community service. Merit scholarships are announced at the end of August prior to the start of the Academic year in September. To fulfill scholarship obligations, students are are required to perform at select Music Institute of Chicago functions and volunteer for various community service events.

Donate to the Academy

The Music Institute of Chicago relies on the generosity of donors to provide scholarship support to the Academy's highly talented and deserving young musicians.

In addition, contributions make possible the Academy's world class faculty and guest artists.

For more information, please contact:
Sue Polutnik
Academy Exectutive Director