MIC COVID-19 Information & Updates


Last Update December 4, 2020

Dear members of the MIC community,

As you may already know, because of the deterioration of COVID-19 metrics, Governor Pritzker has ordered Tier 3 mitigations for all regions of Illinois. Therefore, beginning on Friday, November 20, the Music Institute of Chicago will temporarily close all campuses except for essential administrative staff. Pending sustainable COVID-19 metrics, Nichols Concert Hall will resume bookings for individual recordings starting on December 11, 2020. Due to the pandemic, a number of important policies have been implemented to ensure the safety of all involved. 

I would like to thank the faculty and staff who have facilitated a safe environment for in-person teaching. This closing is temporary but indefinite in length. As events unfold, please watch for future updates from this office. We last “pressed pause” on in-person teaching in March. This time we have the benefit of knowing that a vaccine is on the way.  

You may have already heard from your teachers about schedule adjustments. If not, please feel free to reach out to them or any Campus Director.  You can also expect to hear more detailed information on the best practices for online teaching and learning. The Music Institute is committed both to your safety and to the quality of the learning environment, whether it be in-person or online.

As COVID continues its impact, I urge you to be safe. I also encourage you to make as much music as possible. The simple act of making music will provide continuity and a well-deserved sense of accomplishment as you spread joy and bring comfort to the lives around you.

As always, I wish you good health and promise to keep you informed. Thank you for choosing the Music Institute of Chicago.


Mark George
President and CEO