Upcoming Events
Nichols Concert Hall Series: "Duke it Out!" - Nutcracker December 10, 2022 2:00 pm In-person tickets SOLD OUT. Watch the livestream!
Academy Chamber Music Concert December 10, 2022 7:30 pm Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 7:30 pm Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

Performance Opportunities

Music Institute's Academy Students playing music in a garden

Performance Opportunities

Academy students are invited to perform as soloists or in small ensembles at venues across the Chicagoland area on a regular basis. Academy merit scholarship recipients are required to perform at a number of private, philanthropic, civic, and cultural events, as well as community outreach events in schools and libraries. Over the past few years, Academy students have performed background music, recitals and concerts for the following organizations, and at a host of private fundraisers, cultural happenings in Chicago and outreach events.


  •  Ars Viva Orchestra Side-by-Side Concerts
  •  Beethoven Found Concert Gala to Benefit VH1, Washington, DC
  •  Chicago Botanic Garden Annual Tent Dinner
  • Chicago Botanic Garden Tuesday Morning Music Concert Series
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Chicago Women In Philanthropy Annual Luncheon
  • CSO Chicago Youth in Music Festival
  • Consortium of Community Music Schools Concert
  • CSO Family Kraft Series
  • Evanston Community Foundation
  • Evanston Library
  • Evanston Mashup
  • Evanston Rotary
  • Field Museum Women's Club Annual Gala
  • Fortnightly of Chicago
  • Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation Annual Ball
  • Gail Borden Community Library, Elgin
  • Grant Park
  • Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Harris Theater Gala at the Art Institute
  • Highland Park Bank Holiday Chamber Music Concert
  • Highland Park Rotary Club Annual Benefit
  • Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards
  • Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN) Annual Dinner Benefit
  • Lake Forest Place
  • Lake Forest Symphony Music in the Garden at Mettawa Manor
  • Lake Forest Symphony Tea
  • Lake Forest/ Lake Bluff Senior Center
  • Levy Center
  • Lincoln Center Chamber Music Master Classes 
  • Make It Better Anniversary Event @ William Blair
  • Mather Lifeways
  • Millennium Park
  • National Guild Annual Conference Opening Reception October, 2013, Chicago
  • National Leukemia Foundation Fundraiser
  • National Middle School Choir Festival, Carnegie Hall
  • North Shore Senior Center
  • Presbyterian Homes
  • Parkway Foundations
  • Skokie Library Concert Series
  • Stars of Tomorrow Pilgrim Players Concert
  • Steinway presents Academy Pianists in Concert
  • Willmette Holiday Parade
  • William H. Lee Instrument Store, Wilmette and Chicago
  • Winnetka Summerfest
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