Evanston East

Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Evanston, MIC’s Evanston East Campus (located at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Grove Street) is a cultural hub for the community. With teaching studios and rehearsal rooms, students of all ages are engaged in weekly private lessons, group classes, ensemble rehearsals, and many other musical activities.


Our friendly reception staff is ready to assist with registration, billing, and room scheduling questions. They also can provide parking meter change and restaurant recommendations. The Evanston East Campus is also the home of Nichols Concert Hall, an elegant performance venue that presents concerts featuring not only MIC students and faculty, but numerous other Chicago-area artists and ensembles.


1490 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201

Front Desk: 847.905.1500, ext.100

Getting Here


We are easily accessible by public transportation, with the Davis Street Purple Line CTA and Metra stations located within walking distance. Street parking is available, some spots are metered, accepting coins or credit cards. Please check local signs, which vary block by block. This PARKING & TRANSPORTATION MAP shows nearby train stations and parking garages.


Building Hours - Spring Semester 2017-18

(Through Monday, June 11)


Monday   10:15am - 9:15pm

Tuesday   10:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday   10:15am - 9:00pm

Thursday   9:30am - 9:00pm

Friday   9:45am - 8:30pm

Saturday   8:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday   12:30pm - 6:00pm


Building Hours - Summer Session 2018

(June 12 through September 2)


Monday   8:45am - 8:15pm

Tuesday   8:45am - 8:30pm

Wednesday   8:45am - 8:00pm

Thursday   8:45am - 8:00pm

Friday   8:45am - 7:30pm

Saturday   7:45am - 5:15pm

Sunday   closed (except for special events)



Evanston Campus Director, Patrick O'Malley

Phone: 847.448.8324


Fax: 847.905.1502

Fall Semester Building Hours

Monday   9:00am - 9:30pm

Tuesday   9:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday   9:00am - 9:00pm

Thursday   9:00am - 9:00pm

Friday   9:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday   8:00am -6:00pm

Sunday   closed except for special events

Teacher Spotlight on Maria Schwartz, flute
Teacher Spotlight: Maria Schwartz, Suzuki flute

"I encourage them [my students] in any way I can think of to experiment with their sound and connect with their flute and practice time."