Welcome to Ravinia Steans Music Institute | RSMI

Jan 22, 2020

Introduction to Ravinia Steans Music Institute

The Ravinia Steans Music Institute (RSMI) is an institution committed to the development and advancement of young musicians. Established in 1988, RSMI has consistently provided exceptional educational experiences and opportunities for emerging artists.

About RSMI

RSMI offers a comprehensive program that encompasses masterclasses, private coaching sessions, chamber music collaborations, and performance opportunities at the renowned Ravinia Festival. Through a rigorous selection process, promising young musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, are granted the chance to refine their skills under the guidance of esteemed faculty members and renowned guest artists.

Community and Society - Holidays and Seasonal Events

RSMI's spirit extends beyond the realm of music education. As an official site of the Ravinia Festival, RSMI actively contributes to the enrichment of the community and society as a whole. The institute collaborates with Weekends In the Park to organize various events and festivals, creating vibrant and engaging experiences for people of all ages.

The RSMI Experience

Immerse yourself in the world of classical music through the unique RSMI experience at Ravinia Park. Join us for a series of concerts, workshops, and educational activities designed to celebrate the profound impact of music on our lives.

The RSMI Faculty

Our distinguished faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to RSMI. With their guidance and expertise, students receive invaluable mentorship and personalized instruction, pushing the boundaries of their musical abilities.

Masterclasses and Workshops

Experience the transformative power of intimate masterclasses and workshops conducted by world-renowned musicians. These sessions offer unique insights into the nuances of interpretation, technique, and performance. Attendees will gain invaluable knowledge and inspiration to refine their own craft.

Chamber Music Collaborations

Engage in collaborative music-making with fellow musicians from around the globe. Under the guidance of faculty members, participants have the opportunity to explore the intricacies of chamber music, fostering artistic growth and establishing lasting connections.

Performance Opportunities

Step onto the stage at Ravinia Festival, one of the most prestigious music venues in the world. RSMI participants have the chance to showcase their talent and refine their stage presence through a series of performances, captivating audiences with their artistry.

Join Weekends In the Park for an Extraordinary Experience

Weekends In the Park, in collaboration with RSMI, invites you to join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of classical music. Immerse yourself in the beauty and passion that music evokes. Whether you are a seasoned music enthusiast or new to the genre, our exceptional events and festivals will leave a lasting impression.


Discover the magic of the Ravinia Steans Music Institute. As an official site dedicated to nurturing young talent and promoting classical music, we believe in fostering creativity, inspiration, and a deep appreciation for the arts. Join RSMI through Weekends In the Park and embark on an extraordinary musical journey like no other.

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Nov 12, 2023
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Nov 9, 2023
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Nov 3, 2023
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Oct 12, 2023
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Oct 4, 2023
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Sep 6, 2023
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Sep 2, 2023
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Aug 11, 2023
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Jun 27, 2023
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Jun 1, 2023
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May 28, 2023
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Mar 1, 2023
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Dec 26, 2022
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Dec 23, 2022
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Apr 12, 2022
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Feb 10, 2022
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Feb 1, 2022
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Jan 24, 2022
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Jan 20, 2022
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Dec 26, 2021
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Oct 11, 2021
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Sep 27, 2021
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Sep 8, 2021
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Apr 29, 2021
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Apr 21, 2021
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Feb 13, 2021
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Jan 7, 2021
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Dec 26, 2020
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Oct 26, 2020
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Sep 28, 2020
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Sep 22, 2020
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Sep 17, 2020
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Sep 13, 2020
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Sep 6, 2020
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Sep 3, 2020
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Aug 22, 2020
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Jul 17, 2020
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Feb 28, 2020