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


Suzuki Samplers (ages 4-6)
Group classes in cello, flute, guitar, piano and violin!

Begins Tuesday, November 5 >>


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 for 2019-20


Monday   9:00am - 9:30pm

Tuesday  9:00am - 9:30pm

Wednesday  9:00am - 9:30pm

Thursday  9:00am - 9:00pm

Friday  9:00am - 8:30pm

Saturday   8:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday   12:30pm - 6:00pm



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

Music Institute Teacher Spotlight on Joel Spoelstra, guitar
Teacher Spotlight on Joel Spoelstra, Suzuki guitar

"I listen to a huge array of music that ranges from classical guitarists, such as one of my all time favorites Julian Bream; to experimental guitarists like Derek Bailey; and to jazz players like Joe Pass, Django Reinhardt, and Marc Ribot."