Jazz Studies

MIC Jazz Studies Program

The Music Institute of Chicago provides opportunities for students of all ages and levels to explore jazz through private instruction, combos and improvisation classes.  Work with a jazz faculty that includes some of Chicago's most respected jazz musicians as they bring their deep knowledge of both jazz history and the current scene into every class and lesson. MIC jazz students become leaders in their middle and high school jazz programs and enjoy performance opportunities at Nichols Concert Hall as well as community venues. Teachers nurture each student's skill and style development as they learn to play by ear and improvise.


Questions?  Contact Audrey Morrison, Jazz Studies Director or call 847.905.1500


Private Jazz Instruction

Develop and refine jazz skills through lessons with some of Chicago's finest jazz musicians. Private jazz lessons available for piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum kit, vibraphone, percussion, violin, viola, cello, string bass, guitar and electric bass.


Jazz at MIC - Spring 2023

Apply for Spring 2023 Jazz Combos and Improvisation »


Jazz at MIC - Summer 2023

Art of the Jazz Band Camps »

Session I:  June 12-16, 2023 | (grades 6-10)

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 29, 2023


SESSION II: June 26-June 30, 2023 | (grades 6-10)

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 12, 2023


Summer Youth Classes, Jazz Combos & Improvisation »

Summer Adult Classes, Jazz Combos & Improvisation »

Summer Classes begin Tuesday, June 13, 2023