Upcoming Events
Academy Chamber Music Concert March 9, 2018 7:00 pm
Academy Orchestra Concert ~ March 24 March 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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
  • Chicago Youth in Music Festival/CSO
  • Consortium of Community Music Schools Concert
  • CSO Family Kraft Series
  • Evanston Community Foundation
  • Evanston Library
  • Evanston Rotary
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Annual Teddy Bear Tea
  • Fortnightly of Chicago
  • Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation Annual Ball
  • Gail Borden Community Library, Elgin
  • Grant Park
  • Harris Theater, Chicago -  Eat to the Beat Lunchtime Series, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Master Classes, Harris @10 Anniversary Dinner, New World Symphony Concert, Trey McIntyre Project and more!
  • Highland Park Bank Holiday Chamber Music Concert
  • Highland Park Rotary Club Annual Benefit
  • ITW Holiday Luncheon
  • 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
  • Macy’s on State
  • Mather Lifeways
  • Millennium Park
  • Manor Care Nursing Home
  • 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
  • Steinway presents Academy Pianists in Concert
  • Superzoopicnic, Lincoln Park Zoo 
Academy Auditions

2018 audition schedule and how to prepare >>