Music In Our Schools Month

A Message from Mark George,


Music Institute of Chicago President and CEO


March is Music in Our Schools Month, a time for us to recognize the value of music education. This observance began in 1973 with single day in a single state.  It has grown to be a national month of reflection, appreciation and advocacy. The Music Institute of Chicago believes strongly that music education is fundamental to the development of children and physically and emotionally sustaining to students of all ages. This is a good time to notice where music lives in your community and recognize that quality music education is not accessible to a large percentage of our population. It is also a good time to thank your music teachers for the incredibly important work they do.


Finally, the Music Institute of Chicago thanks you, the many students, families, audiences, friends and contributors that allow our school to strive for excellence every day.


Music Institute of Chicago In Our Schools this March


  •  On March 16, MIC trumpet faculty member Chris Hasselbring offers a brass sectional to students at Carl von Linne Elementary School in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. This CPS school has a budding instrumental music program and MIC is excited to help support its growth
  • On Tuesday, March 27, MIC will be providing an instrument petting zoo led by MIC faculty members as part of Wayne Thomas Elementary School's (Highland Park) annual Arts in Action event.

Here are some ways to get involved

-  Visit the National Association for Music
    Education (NAME)

-  Mark National Arts Advocacy Day
   (March 12-13)
on your calendar

-  Highlight the personal impact music education
   programs have made in your life via
   social media.

   Share photos of how " Music Connects" you. 

   Use the hash tags #MIOSM and

   Tag @MusicInstituteofChicago and @NAfME.

Tell MIC your story and keep us up-to-date
    with your music news

-  Visit the MIC Music Resource & Advocacy page and check it some interesting articles.  If you have suggestions to add to the page, let us know!