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ArtsLink: K-5 Classroom Residencies

ArtsLink is a comprehensive community outreach program of the Music Institute of Chicago. Each year ArtsLink serves students in Chicago Public Schools and the surrounding metropolitan region through a range of school and community partnerships that provide music learning for every student - regardless of experience or financial means.

Education Partnerships

Since 1992 ArtsLink has worked with teachers, schools and non-profit partners in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to deliver high quality arts integration curriculums and music instruction through K-12 residencies, workshops, sectionals, and professional development.

Highly Qualified Faculty

ArtsLink programs are created and taught by experienced educators utilizing the best practices in arts education. ArtsLink teaching artists have advanced degrees in the arts as well as significant classroom teaching experience.

A Comprehensive Fine Arts Curriculum and Innovative Framework

ArtsLink programs focus on skill development in each of the arts modalities: music, drama, dance/movement, and visual art while providing opportunities for collaborative learning and social development. Using multi-week residencies in schools and visits from MIC ensembles in residence, ArtsLink works with classroom teachers to cultivate connections between the arts and other subjects such as science, language arts, and social sciences to further the academic goals of educators. From musicals about multiplication, to symphonies about the rain forest, ArtsLink teaches the arts and teaches through the arts.

For more information contact: Matt Boresi, Director of Arts Integration


Artists and Ensembles in Residence

The Artists in Residence program at the Music Institute brings world-class musical artistry through concerts, master classes, and workshops to schools and the general public.

Our Impact

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