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MIC Adds New Chicago Campus

The Music Institute of Chicago announces an additional Chicago teaching campus, broadening its network of locations to eight in the Chicago metropolitan area. The 87-year-old institution, which serves more than 2,000 students of all ages and ability levels, has entered into a partnership with St. James Cathedral, located at 65 E. Huron Street in the heart of one of the nation’s busiest urban environments, just one block from “The Magnificent Mile.”
 
Beginning January 30, the Music Institute will offer lessons Monday–Saturday at the new location, expanding its city-based activities beyond programming in the Chicago Public Schools and lessons at Fourth Presbyterian Church’s Gratz Center. Immediate opportunities for instruction at the St. James location, home of the well-known Rush Hour Concert Series, will include piano, violin, flute, French horn and harp lessons, with cello and voice to follow.
 
Music Institute Trustee and Chicago resident David Heroy said, “Downtown residents have struggled with access to the Music Institute’s excellent programs for many years. Now music students and enthusiasts will benefit from the Music Institute’s increased presence at multiple Chicago locations.”
 
“Our partnership with St. James Cathedral, a musical powerhouse in its own right, allows the Music Institute of Chicago to reach more students who are hungry for music education,” commented Music Institute President and CEO Mark George. “That’s why we welcome all students, including beginners and casual players, as well as advanced musicians.”

Stephen Buzard, director of music at St. James Cathedral, added, “We at St. James are excited to begin this new partnership with the Music Institute of Chicago. Serving as a musical center for the neighborhood is at the core of the Cathedral’s mission, and we look forward to the benefits this budding collaboration can offer the musicians and music lovers of this city.”

 


 

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