2018 Gala

MIC Gala 2018 Dushkin Award Recipient Pinchas Zukerman, Honorary Co-Chair Alexandra Nichols, MIC President and CEO Mark George - Photo Credit Bob Carl


The Music Institute of Chicago, one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most distinguished community music schools, welcomed 300 guests to its 2018 Anniversary Gala on Monday, May 21 at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago. The event raised more than $715,000 from a combination of table sponsorships, ticket sales, and outright contributions.


MIC Gala Bryan and Catherine Daniels with daughters - Photo Credit Bob Carl

Amanda Forsyth and Rachel Barton Pine, 2017 Dushkin Award Recipient and Honorary Gala Chair - Photo Credit Ana Miyares

MIC Gala Sheldon and Harris Theater President Patricia Barretto, Angela McLaughlin and Music of the Baroque Executive Director Declan McGovern - Photo Credit Bob Carl
The evening included a cocktail reception, followed by an elegant dinner and awards presentation. Musical performances took place throughout the evening, representing every area of the Music Institute.


MIC Gala Performers Joseph Lovett Elementary Students - Photo Credit Ana Miyares