Upcoming Events
Bach Week Festival and Music Institute Present: Virtuoso Soloists April 28, 2019 3:00 pm featuring Sergei Babayan, Jennifer Gunn, and Academy alumni
Early Music Recital May 3, 2019 7:00 pm

Give the Gift of Music!

This holiday season, give a gift that will last a lifetime, MUSIC!


Purchase Gift Certificates Online >>
Holiday Gift Certificates available through Thursday, December 20.

What can a Music Institute of Chicago Gift Certificate Buy?? 

Available in any denomination, certificates may be applied to any Music Institute Community Music School program, room rental, or MIC sponsored events at Nichols Concert Hall. 

Holiday gift certificates must be redeemed by August 31, 2019.


First Musical Experiences...


Early childhood music and movement classes use favorite songs, stories and dances as learning tools in nurturing the developmental needs of children as they grow.  Starting at:  $258.50


Beginning an Instrument…
Prviate Instruction
There is no better place for private instruction than the Music Institute of Chicago!  Outstanding faculty teach students of all ages and every level of experience. The Music Institute offers instruction in: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ, harpsichord, conducting, piano, guitar, voice and composition. 

Starting at:  $900.15 (17-week semester of 30 min lessons)


NEW! Roots & Rock…

Designed for anyone who has been inspired by music and wants to play!  Beginning and intermediate level eight-week sessions in GUITAR, SONGWRITING, and MUSIC PRODUCTION are led by some of the area’s most seasoned performers and teachers. Roots & Rock classes offer a friendly and comfortable social backdrop as you build and expand your musical skills.  Make music and friends as your musicianship and confidence grow.  $200



Ensemble Music...

Musical Theater

From the page to the stage: students work with directors and composers to create musicals that utilize the unique talents of those participating.  Everyone has a chance to shine!  Starting at:  $216


Instrumental and Choral Ensembles
Choose from youth & adult offerings including:
Chamber Music, Youth Orchestras, Early Music, Community Symphony, New Horizons Band or Music Institute of Chicago Chorale.  Starting at: $130



Explore the world of jazz through private instruction, jazz history and improvisation classes and combos! 

Starting at:  $258.75


Nichols Concert Hall Faculty & Guest Artist Series

For over eighty-five years, the Music Institute of Chicago has been enriching the lives of our students and the community we serve. The 2018-2019 concert season is full of opportunities to be inspired by the best in live music, from some of the newest emerging artists on the scene to some of the most established artists of our time. MIC presents a full array of programs that promise to entertain, inspire, and educate.

Tickets:  $40 adults | $25 seniors | $15 students


Practice Room Rental

Rehearse in a quiet, comfortable and sound isolated room! Contact your preferred campus to find out availability.

Studio Rental:  $12.50/hr

Teacher Spotlight on Daniel Hoppe, cello
Teacher Spotlight on Daniel Hoppe, cello

"I love witnessing teachers and students supporting each other’s growth."