Music Institute of Chicago

St. James Cathedral is one of eight locations for the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC), which serves more than 2,000 students of all ages and ability levels. The Music Institute leads people toward a lifelong engagement with music through unparalleled teaching, exceptional performances, and valuable service initiatives that educate, inspire, and build strong communities. The Music Institute welcomes more than 1500 students of all ages, levels of experience, or financial means, across eight campus locations, including Chicago. In addition, the Music Institute (pre-pandemic), welcomes thousands of visitors annually for performances, master classes, and special events at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.