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Music Institute of Chicago (formerly the Music Center of the North Shore) is a community music school in Illinois with campuses in Chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire,and Winnetka.

Music Institute of Chicago
Endowment$3.5 Million[1]

Founded in 1931, MIC has expanded over the years to its current status as an institution serving more than two thousand students at six campuses. Resident artists and ensembles include The Neiweem Duo, Quintet Attacca, Tammy McCann and Fifth House Ensemble. Prominent faculty members include Hans Jorgen Jensen, I-Hao Lee, Horacio Contreras , Abraham Stokman, and Roland and Almita Vamos.

They have created an Academy program for "the serious and gifted pre College student" and merged with two other community schools, Music Arts School and Lake Forest Symphony School.


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. June 30, 2011. p. 23. Retrieved February 2, 2012.

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