Vision and Diversity Statements

The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) envisions a society where music education and live performances are available to everyone, regardless of age, background, or ability to pay. Music is a fundamental human activity and MIC aspires to be an indispensable resource to our community for music and music education, and an advocate for the important role of music in our lives. MIC believes that music is an essential element of a strong, well-educated, and compassionate community; music bolsters the brain, strengthens community bonds, and nourishes the human spirit; and music and quality music education should be accessible to everyone.



To fulfil our mission of leading people toward a lifelong engagement with music, the Music Institute of Chicago provides a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment for its administrative staff, faculty, guest artists and teachers, students and their families, volunteers, and guests. Our institution is stronger within a diverse community, one that honors the unique knowledge and experiences of everyone.

Diversity in the workforce ensures that content choices, audience development, programs, plans, methodologies, goals, strategic thinking, and institutional challenges are addressed with the benefit of multiple viewpoints, backgrounds, and cultural traditions.

Within the scope of its mission, Music Institute of Chicago strives to conduct its activities and business with a vision of a fair and equitable society, one in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest.