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


Proof of Covid Vaccination Requirement for Woodwind, Brass, and Voice Students

Proof of Covid vaccination is required for woodwind, brass, and voice students who are involved in private lessons, jazz combos, chamber music groups, and summer camps. Please submit proof of vaccination to your campus director via email in advance of your first lesson or class.


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.


Spring 2023: Jazz at MIC!


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