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

Academy Private Instruction


A recognized national leader in community arts education, MIC is one of one of the three largest community music schools in the country, setting national standards for excellence in music education. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute of Chicago was the first community music school in Illinois to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the body that accredits college/university music departments.


In the Academy, students benefit from artist faculty who ensure the highest quality education, and work together to provide best practices in their respective fields.


The carefully assembled faculty represents internationally recognized teachers and performers with a passion for developing young talent and an established reputation for student achievement.


When students are accepted into the Academy, they may request a particular teacher, or audition adjudicators will make a teacher recommendation based on the audition and interview.

The 2022 Impact Report is here!

Learn more about our amazing students and faculty and thank you for your instrumental support in helping keep our MIC community strong >>