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Please use your best judgment regarding whether or not you feel comfortable coming in due to the inclement weather.

Please note the following inclement weather school closing policies and note that the policies include specific guidelines regarding Musikgarten classes, morning lessons and ensembles, and weekend lessons and classes.


  • On weekdays, the MIC administration will decide by 12:30 pm whether or not to close the school, cancelling lessons and classes. This will be communicated to faculty and staff via email.
  • This status – whether open or closed – will be posted on the homepage of the MIC website no later than 1 pm and an e-blast will be sent.
  • Individuals without convenient internet access are encouraged to call the general MIC number (847.905.1500) after 1 pm.
  • Closings for Saturday lessons and classes will be announced no later than 5 pm on Friday.
  • Closings for Sunday lessons and classes will be announced no later than 5 pm on Saturday.
  • Musikgarten morning classes will follow the school closures in the area. (e.g., if Winnetka schools are closed, Winnetka Musikgarten classes will be cancelled)
  • Morning ensembles (MIC Concert Band) will be addressed on a case by case basis. Members will be notified by the ensemble director whether or not class will take place.
  • Cancellation of private instruction that occurs on weekday mornings will be addressed on a case by case basis with the private instructor.
  • We make our best efforts to consult various reliable sources when making decisions regarding whether or not to remain open. Lessons missed to MIC closing will be made up.