Upcoming Events
Musical Theater Broadway Bound presents: "Disney's Frozen, Jr." November 15, 2019 7:00 pm Performances: November 15-17 Puth Family Theater, 1702 Sherman Avenue, Evanston
Adult Student Recital November 16, 2019 2:00 pm Saturday, November 16 | 2 - 5 pm Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Music as Service

 

 

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The Music Institute of Chicago uses the power of music to educate, inspire and bring comfort to the communities we serve. The Music as Service initiative provides MIC students with the opportunity to share their music as volunteers across our community with people in need.

Every MIC student - beginners or virtuosos, children or adults, with either a serious or casual interest - can share their ability to make music, with MIC partner organizations that serve the aged, homeless, disabled, sick, or lonely.

Volunteer students need only to play one piece, even if it is very short, in a very informal setting, not a recital, not dress-up, doesn’t even have to be perfect. Think of this as simply giving a gift of music in a safe and supervised environment.


The mission of the Music Institute of Chicago is to lead people toward a lifelong engagement with music. Our goal is to provide widely accessible resources for high quality music teaching, performing, and service activities. In other words, we aim to harness the power of music to educate, inspire and bring comfort to the communities we serve.

The impact works both ways.  Students sometimes wonder why they are devoting so much time and energy to practicing and learning music. When those students see the reaction of the people for whom they are playing, they immediately understand that what they are doing is valuable.  It helps people. It is a profound act of kindness. It also happens to be a wonderfully positive motivation to practice and prepare.

MIC is building partnerships with local organizations, such as Connections for the Homeless, Epiphany United Church of Christ, Meals on Wheels, Glenkirk Next Generational Services, and Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly. In the coming weeks, we will plan our first efforts to connect our students with people associated with these organizations. These will not be formal concerts or recitals. They are simply informal opportunities to play music for people who need it the most. When you see a request for participation, please answer the call if you possibly can.

If you want to learn more about this initiative or make suggestions for organizational partners, please contact President Mark George.

 

 

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Upcoming Music as Service

 

Sunday November 17, 2:00 PM
Glenkirk Next Generational Services

1964 Green Bay Road, Highland Park

Open to all students age 6 and up including adults.

No piano on site.

 

Sunday December 15, 6:00 PM 

Hilda’s Kitchen (operated by Connections for the Homeless)

1458 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Open to students (non-pianists) age 10 and up including adults.

No piano on site.

 

Sunday January 5, 3:00 PM
Nathalie Salmon House

7320 North Sheridan Road, Chicago (in the Rogers Park neighborhood)
Open to all students age 6 and up including adults.

Piano on site.


Wednesday, January 15 at 6:00 pm
Epiphany United Church of Christ Welcome Meal

2008 W Bradley Place, Chicago  (in the North Center neighborhood)
Open to all students age 6 and up including adults.

Piano on site.

 

Sunday May 10, 3:00 PM
Nathalie Salmon House

7320 North Sheridan Road, Chicago (in the Rogers Park neighborhood)
Open to all students age 6 and up including adults.

Piano on site.


Sunday May 17, 6:00 PM 
Hilda’s Kitchen (operated by Connections for the Homeless)
1458 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Open to students (non-pianists) age 10 and up including adults.

No piano on site.


Rolling Dates
Meals on Wheels 
Various locations around Chicagoland
Open to students (non-pianists) age 6 and up including adults.

Piano will vary.

Check the MIC Community Music School newsletter for updates and Meals on Wheels sign-up!

 

Questions?  Please contact Community Engagement Manager, Victor Ribadeneyra or phone 847.448.8338.