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We Embrace Diversity at MIC

To fulfill our mission of leading people toward a lifelong engagement with music, the Music Institute of Chicago provides a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment for its administrative staff, faculty, guest artists and teachers, students and their families, volunteers, and guests. Our institution is stronger within a diverse community, one that honors the unique knowledge and experiences of everyone.

Diversity in the workforce ensures that content choices, audience development, programs, plans, methodologies, goals, strategic thinking, and institutional challenges are addressed with the benefit of multiple viewpoints, backgrounds, and cultural traditions.

Within the scope of its mission, Music Institute of Chicago strives to conduct its activities and business with a vision of a fair and equitable society, one in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion at Music Institute of Chicago

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group

  • Karin Addis, faculty
  • Erica Anderson, faculty
  • Meret Bitticks, faculty
  • Matt Boresi, staff
  • Erin Cano, faculty
  • Miguel Cano, friend
  • *Carlos Cardenas, Trustee
  • Christine Cheung, parent
  • Danielle Gabeau, parent
  • Mark George, staff
  • Kevin Harrison, staff
  • Rae Myra Hilliard, faculty
  • Les Jacobson, student
  • Katherine Petersen, faculty
  • Victor Ribadeneyra, staff
  • Mary Theresa Reed, friend
  • *Barbara Sereda, Trustee
  • Nora Takagi, staff
  • Bea Toda, alumna