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Study at Music/Arts involves much more than a weekly lesson. Students have access to recitals, master classes, fesitvals and ensembles and benefit from MAI's reputation as a regional leader in arts education excellence.

Study at Music/Arts involves much more than a weekly lesson. Students have access to recitals, master classes, fesitvals and ensembles and benefit from MAI's reputation as a regional leader in arts education excellence.

Music/Arts Institute

The Millicent A. Daugherty Community School of the Arts

Enrichment

Study at MAI involves more than lessons, we present adjudicated festivals, masterclasses, audition-prep and so much more.

Outstanding Faculty

Our instructors are professional performers and highly-qualified educators who teach only their primary instruments.  See Faculty Listings in Main Menu.

Ensembles

MAI offers professional-level children's choir, ethnic drum ensemble and harp ensemble in addition to music theory, beginning rhythm and vocal coaching programs.

Board President's Welcome

What can you do with a 100-year-old building?  Why not fill it with music, fill it with dreams, hope and inspiration?  Let's add some talented teachers, administrators and staff.  Bring in committed board members to help chart the future.

That's what we have done in our historic 100-year-old structure.  We are Music/Arts Institute in Independence, Missouri.

Are you a music lover? Are you raising one? This is the place to be.  Music training has proven to raise abilities in all aspects of learning.  Come visit us and hear the echoes of hundreds of students who for decades within these walls have discovered their musical lives.

As our mission statement says "Building Better Lives Through Excellence in the Arts."

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Dick Wilson
Board President

What Our Students Say

  • "The people here have helped me grow into a real musician, and I know they'll help me grow even more!"
  • "When I'm at MAI, if fills me with joy...I can't wait to come here every week."
  • A great place to learn and grow as a Musician and a person. A place where lifelong learning of the Arts is developed and you can grow to be more than you could ever imagine.

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Upcoming Events

07 Dec 2019;
03:00PM -
MAI Ensembles Christmas Concert
08 Dec 2019;
02:30PM -
Mayor's Christmas Concert
14 Dec 2019;
01:00PM -
KC Chorale Holiday Concert
20 Dec 2019;
12:00AM
Winter Break
20 Dec 2019;
12:00AM
Winter Break

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