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Academy Auditions

Spring and Summer Auditions for upcoming
2024-2025 season

The Academy of The Music Institute of Chicago

Music Institute of Chicago - Thoresen Performance Center, Winnetka Campus
300 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
United States

Audition Steps

1. All prospective Academy students are required to pass a pre-screen audition via electronic performance, before a live audition will be scheduled. Please contact Sue Polutnik to discuss the pre-screen process and requirements. All registered MIC students and new prospective students are required to submit video performance link for pre-screening purposes one month before the live audition. 

2. Once approval is secured for a live audition, an application and audition repertoire list is required at least two weeks before the audition.

     - Students are allowed to audition on one instrument with the exception of violinists /violists, who may audition with either or both if they prefer.

     - Applicants must bring their own accompanist and will be responsible for all fees. If a student does not have an accompanist, MIC willl provide a list of area accompanists.

3. All applicants must do a live audition at MIC unless the candidate lives more than 250 miles from the campus. A DVD can be submitted for the final audition process with advance permission.


Sue Polutnik, Executive Director of the Academy at  or call 847.448.8311.

Sue Polutnik

MIC COO and Academy Executive Director
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer