Patron Society

Founded in 2003, the Patron Society represents individuals and family foundations who support the Music Institute of Chicago with a leadership level gift. With this critical support, the Music Institute can confidently pursue its mission to provide the foundation for a lifelong enjoyment of music to students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. 


Patron Society supporters enjoy a range of exclusive benefits which fosters camaraderie between members and strengthens the Music Institute of Chicago community:


Virtuoso ($1,500 to $2,499) 

  • Recognition as a Patron Society member in the Nichols Concert Hall lobby, program guide and Annual Report
  • An invitation to an annual Patron Society Celebration where guests enjoy student performances in an intimate setting and mingle with fellow Patron Society members
  • Six complimentary tickets for the Music Institute concert series performances at Nichols Concert Hall


Bravo ($2,500 to $4,999), all of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive Patron Society events during the year, including lectures and soirees
  • Access to behind-the-scenes ensemble rehearsal or master class


Maestro ($5,000 to $9,999), all of the above benefits, plus:

  • 10% discount on private instruction at the Music Institute to use personally or as a gift
  • Two season passes for the Nichols Concert Hall Concert Series
  • A student performance in your home or venue of your choice (subject to availability)


Impresario ($10,000 to $24,999), all of the above benefits, plus:

  • An exclusive post-concert reception at Nichols Concert Hall for an intimate group of friends, with the possible opportunity to meet the performer
  • Opportunity to enjoy an intimate evening of music and conversation with a select Music Institute faculty member and/or with the President of the Music Institute of Chicago


Laureate ($25,000 or more), all of the above benefits, plus:

  • MIC ensemble-in-residence in your home or venue of your choice
  • Highly personalized recognition opportunities


Join or renew your Patron Society support today >>