Music Institute of Chicago Open Houses

The Music Institute of Chicago invites you to become part of a supportive community that fosters confidence and inspires joy and creativity through music. Begin the new year with music and join us!




Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance of the event.


Winnetka Campus | Sunday January 9, 1-3 PM
300 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

Chicago Campus | Saturday January 15, 1-3 PM
Gratz Center, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut, Chicago

Evanston East Campus | Sunday January 16, 1-3 PM
1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Plus! RSVP to attend MIC's free Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert
upstairs in Nichols Concert Hall at 3 pm.  Learn more here >>

Lake Forest Campus | Sunday January 16, 1-3 PM
40 East Old Mill Rd., Lake Forest


More About the Day

Here at the Music Institute, you'll find accomplished musicians and dedicated teachers who specialize in giving students the building blocks they need to make their musical experience challenging, exciting, and completely their own. 


•  Try instruments at our musical “petting zoo” with MIC faculty
•  Parents: learn about options for your child’s music education
•  Special discounts

COVID-19 Policies

Please review the COVID-19 below policies for MIC open houses. All visitors must be in full compliance with the below policies as outlined.

If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 the day of the event, including fever, shortness of breath or coughing, do not attend the event. MIC staff will gladly make arrangements to present information to you virtually, customized to your interests.


MIC staff will screen individuals for symptoms before entry and collect information for future contact tracing, if needed. 


Face masks covering both the nose and mouth will be required at all times for staff and visitors ages 2 and up. Masks will be provided to those who do not have them.

All visitors ages 5 and up must show proof of vaccination before entering our buildings. Proof of vaccination is defined as two weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Please bring the original vaccination card, a screen shot, or a paper copy. Please note that all MIC faculty and staff in attendance at open houses are required to be fully vaccinated. Many have also received booster shots for further protection for everyone attending the open houses.

Students ages 5 and up may alternatively present documentation of a Negative Covid PCR or Antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to entry. If any family members in attendance have recently traveled internationally, they must show proof of a negative COVID test taken 3-5 days after returning to the United States regardless of vaccination status.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from the above policies.

 More About the Music Institute of Chicago - Offering lessons and classes for all ages!

The nationally recognized Music Institute of Chicago Community Music School offers private music instruction, group classes, musicianship, chamber music and orchestral programs to thousands of students of all ages and abilities each year. In addition to exceptional classical training, special program areas include Early Childhood Music Education (Musikgarten), Musical Theater, Jazz Studies, Roots & Rock, Adult Studies and an extensive Suzuki program including the Chicago Suzuki Institute each summer. We teach at multiple locations from Chicago to Lake Forest.