Facility Rental-Lake Forest

The Music Institute of Chicago gladly rents studio and ensemble space at several campuses to outside individuals and groups seeking a place to practice. Students enrolled in MIC classes can reserve practice studios at no charge!


To rent a studio, ensemble rehearsal room, or performance space (excluding Nichols Hall), please schdeule an appointment with the front desk then complete the rental agreement form making sure to select the proper campus. Please bring the agreement form with you and give to the front desk when you arrive.

The following rental fees apply to all Music Institute of Chicago campuses:

  • Studio - $15.00/hour
  • Mid-size ensemble room - $30.00/hour
  • Lou Vos Recital Room - $60.00/hour

Renters agree to abide by the following rental conditions:

  • Practice room rentals are subject to availability and may be limited during peak teaching hours.
  • Practice rooms should be reserved 24 hours in advance by contacting the appropriate MIC Campus Director or Front Desk Receptionist.
  • Payment (cash, check, or credit card) must be made to the receptionist at the time of the rental.
  • No food or drink is allowed in any practice room; open flames are prohibited.
  • Rooms must be left in the same condition as they were found.
  • Rooms are to be used solely for practicing music; no teaching or any objectionable/illegal activity is allowed.
  • Any violations or abuse in room privileges will result in immediate dismissal from the school and a revocation of any future room use.

Facilities Available:

  • 13 studios (1 percussion studio)
  • 4 mid-sized ensemble rooms
  • 2 large-sized ensemble rooms
  • Lou Vos Recital Room

The MIC Lake Forest Campus is handicap accessible.

Cancellation Policy for Recital Rooms (Thoresen Performance Center, Lou Vos Recital Room, and room 9 at Evanston-East): If this rental is cancelled for any reason, the renter will incur fees according to the following schedule: cancellation thirty days (30) or more in advance of the first (1st) “Rental Date”, renter will pay to MIC $25.00 per date cancelled. In addition, if cancellation occurs less than thirty (30) days in advance of each “Rental Date”, the lessee will pay to MIC an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the total estimated fees and expenses. 


40 East Old Mill Road

Lake Forest IL 60045

Campus Director: Michael Scott

847.905.1500, ext. 191 |  Fax: 847.295.1341