Steans Music Institute The Steans Music Institute identifies and brings together each summer talented young instrumentalists from around the world to make music together under the supervision of an internationally renowned faculty. Young artists at the Steans Music Institute attend master classes given by musical luminaries, have daily coaching with the Institute’s faculty and present recitals offered as part of Ravinia Festival’s summer programming. Many of the Institute’s alumni have gone on to achieve notable successes in both solo and chamber music performance.
The Steans Music Institute is the Ravinia Festival's professional studies program for young musicians. Three programs comprise the Institute's summer season: the program for jazz; the classical programs for piano and strings and for singers. In each of the programs, young artists study with an internationally renowned faculty of artist/teachers, participate in concerts given as part of Ravinia's summer programming and attend Ravinia concerts.
Cost: Everyone accepted for the program receives a full scholarship covering all Steans Music Institute activities, dormitory housing, most meals and inter-campus transportation. The only cost to participants is transportation to and from Chicago.