Celebrating over a hundred years of service to the community, Flint Institute of Music (FIM) is a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization transforming the community through the power of the performing arts. Reaching more than 300,000 people annually through lessons, classes, outreach programs, performances and concerts, FIM remains the oldest example of community-planned music in the United States. FIM is credited as an early adopter of the concept of arts and culture as an integral aspect of community well-being and has continued to grow and expand to meet the changing needs of Flint and the region.
FIM offers a wide array of performances through its artistic division which includes the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint Repertory Theatre, FIM presenting series at Whiting Auditorium and Capitol Theatre and Movies at the Capitol Theatre. In addition, FIM provides extensive community engagement opportunities including its long-standing community programs, Music Around Town and the Troubadours. FIM Flint School of Performing Arts, one of the largest community schools of the arts in the nation, provides music, dance & theater instruction, and performance opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.
FIM operates five performance venues, four situated on the Flint Cultural Center Campus— Whiting Auditorium, Elgood Theatre, Bower Theatre, MacArthur Recital Hall. Its fifth venue is the recently renovated, historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint. FIM venues host its own artistic productions, hundreds of student recitals, community events, rentals, and touring presentations from all over the world.