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Academy Auditions for school year 2024 - 2025


Jim Setapen and Mingshi Xia

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


Free to audition

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,  at 847.905.1500, ext. 122 or email her at

Sue Polutnik

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