Chicago Music Tour

On this 6-day Chicago student trip, make Chicago your own kind of town with performances at the iconic Navy Pier, the world-famous Museum of Science and Industry, and the 100-story John Hancock Building. Music education workshops at Northwestern University give the students the opportunity to work with other and to be critiqued by university professors.  The Chicago performing arts experience includes tours of the city’s highlights, including Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and many other sites.  An architectural cruise gives the students a bird’s-eye view of the “city of big shoulders,” and a tour of its historic theaters and an evening musical or theatrical performance exemplify what makes Chicago “the Second City.” No trip to Chicago would be complete without a taste of its iconic deep-dish pizza and a visit to the Jelly Belly factory!

 

DAY 1 

  • Arrive in Chicago
  • Guided tour of The Loop- Lakeshore Drive, Magnificent Mile, Financial District, Water tower Place, Theatre District, and more!
  • Dinner at Giordano’s Pizza (World Famous)
  • Hotel check-in

 

DAY 2 

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Willis Tower Skydeck (formerly Sears Tower)
  • Visit the Adler Planetarium
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Navy Pier
    • Performance opportunity at Navy Pier*
  • Tour of Historic Theaters including the Lyric Opera House
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

 

DAY 3 

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Northwestern University
    • Professionally critiqued performance opportunity
    • Workshop by university music staff
  • Lunch on campus
  • Visit the Field Museum of Natural History
  • Dinner
  • Arrive hotel

 

DAY 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the Museum of Science and Industry
    • Performance opportunity
  • Lunch
  • Visit Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Dinner
  • Chicago Symphony or Broadway Show
  • Return to hotel

 

DAY 5

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Driehaus Museum
  • Visit Wrigley Field
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Seadog River & Lake architecture tour (seasonal)
  • Dinner
  • Arrive hotel

DAY 6

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit John Hancock Observatory
    • Performance opportunity
  • Tour of Jelly Belly Factory
  • Lunch
  • Return home