Upcoming Events

Summer Ensembles for Adults

New Horizons Band (ages 16 - adult)
The Music Institute of Chicago invites you to join the New Horizons Band, an educational program founded at the Eastman School of Music and designed for adults ages 50 and up. The band rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and participants also receive a once weekly sectional. Members of Music Institute of Chicago's New Horizons Band find this experience to be enjoyable, healthful, musically and personally satisfying, and a wonderful opportunity for social interaction. Our New Horizons Band plays public concerts in MIC's historic Nichols Concert Hall and in local communities.

If you played an instrument earlier in life and are ready to take it up again, MIC can help you get back in shape quickly and recapture the excitement of playing music. If you have never played an instrument before, it's never too late to give it a try. MIC's highly experienced faculty of professional musicians/teachers will guide you every step of the way from producing your first sounds, through learning to read music, to developing your technical skills to the very best of your ability. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a low stress physical and mental exercise and to meet people and enjoy new experiences in a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere.


Band Rehearsals
Tuesday & Thursday                 10:00 – 11:30 AM     Winnetka   Paul Hefner  

Tuesday or Thursday                11:30 – 12:00 PM     Winnetka  Instructors:  Various


Location: Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road

Cost: $115 (6 weeks)



 Questions? Contact Paul Hefner

Play It Again Swing Band (ages 16 – adult)

The Play it Again Swing Band gives musicians of all levels the opportunity to play and perform jazz standards. Focusing on different styles and periods of jazz, members will play and analyze songs based on their current skill level and achievable goals. Under the direction of Maestro Paul Hefner, members will have the opportunity to participate in a performance at the end of the summer session.


Tuesday & Thursday          12:00 – 1:00 PM    Winnetka         Paul Hefner  

Location: Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road  

Cost: $150 (6 weeks)


Questions? Contact Paul Hefner

Quartet Strings
Quartet Strings is a string ensemble program for adults who want music making to be a part of their lives. The group is a non-performing ensemble that plays string quartet literature (as a string orchestra, with parts doubled), and string orchestra literature including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and others. The ensemble is for all adult musicians who have the skills to contribute to a string orchestra at an intermediate level.


Wednesday            1:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Winnetka     Larry Eckerling  


Location: Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road   

Cost: $130 (7 weeks)


Questions? Contact Larry Eckerling


Summer Guitar Camp and Ukulele Classes

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