Music heals, music connects.

MIC is committed to using the power of music to educate, inspire and bring comfort to the communities we serve. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the Music Institute has expanded our Music As Service initiative to share music with some of our most vulnerable and underserved populations. Right now our high-risk senior population is experiencing crushing isolation. We understand music's ability to help keep our hearts and minds healthy and are working hard to virtually match MIC musicians of all ages with seniors to share music, conversation, and connection.

Sharing with Seniors

The aim of the Sharing with Seniors program is to uplift isolated seniors and at-risk individuals with social interaction from our students. We are offering both live virtual performances or recordings of music performances by Music Institute student to senior centers. In a time when so many are feeling isolated, anxious, lonely, and frightened – little can touch lives and bring comfort the way music can.


Musical Pen Pals

In addition to offering virtual recitals to senior homes to show on their internal TV stations, we are working to match seniors across the Chicagoland region and beyond with MIC musicians for individual virtual performances via whatever platform works best for those involved. Our hope is to create connections between our students and senior citizens that extend well beyond the COVID-19 pandemic that include music, conversation, and more.

Music Institute of Chicago students can sign up here >>


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Questions? Please contact:
Victor Ribadeneyra, Manager of Community Engagement and Music as Service