Upcoming Events
2018 Summer Music For Life in Lake Forest Begins today! June 25, 2018 9:00 am June 25 - 29 Lake Forest Campus
2018 Piano Intensive begins today! June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018 June 25 - 29, 2018 Winnetka Campus

Hundreds Pack Nichols Concert Hall for Faculty Concert

Nichols Concert Hall was buzzing with excitement on Saturday as Music Institute of Chicago faculty performed before a large audience. The diverse program included works by Ravel, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Castronuovo-Tedesco and Schumann.  In addition to many beautiful and profound musical moments, there were also moments of lightness and laughter.  As Ralph and Claire Neiweem were getting ready to perform a four-hand piece by Schumann a cell phone began to ring in the audience.  After about the third ring, Ralph leaned toward the audience and said, "If that's Schumann, tell him we're playing his music." 


Many MIC students and their families attended the musical celebration of their teachers.  The energy in the hall was clearly palpable. After the performance, children of all ages enjoyed delectable frozen custard from Andy's of Evanston, a perfect ending for the event. 


Mark George, President and CEO of the Music Institute, asked audience members to snap 'selfies' of themselves and send them to the Office of the President. Here are 'selfie' photos from the event.


1.  Quin Doughty and her friend Kit                           2.  Esther Ng


The MIC Faculty and Guest Artist Series
continues on November 7 with a star-studded Jazz Festival celebrating the music of Charlie Parker.

Teacher Spotlight on Carrie Schrader, violin
Teacher Spotlight: Carrie Schrader, Suzuki violin

"The love and true passion that Suzuki instilled in each student is inspiring and each day I teach, I want to become the best version of myself to share the passion and love of music."