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Micah Marty
Musicianship Faculty
Available For

PD, Roosevelt University MM, Roosevelt University BM, Roosevelt University

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

Principal Keyboardist, Civic Orchestra of Chicago Scholarship Winner, Lake View Musical Society Scholarship Winner, 3Arts

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

A native of Kyoto, Japan, Mio Nakamura has established herself as an in-demand soloist, collaborative artist, and chamber musician in the Chicago area and abroad. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance with honors, as well as a performance diploma, from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Her mentors include Mary Sauer, Ludmila Lazar, Mitsuko Uchida, and John W. W. Sherer. Nakamura's solo appearances include recitals with Chicago's Musicians Club of Women Artists in Recital and Fourth Presbyterian Church's Noon Concert series; on WFMT-FM radio; concerto performances with the Northwest and Evanston Symphony orchestras; and most recently, with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest. Currently, she is on the piano and musicianship faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago. Additionally, Nakamura is the artistic director at Emerging Artists Chicago and the organist at St. John's Episcopal Church in Old Irving Park. Previously, Nakamura served as principal pianist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. With the CSO's Negaunee Music Institute, she has regularly performed for the University of Chicago Woodlawn Charter School. In June of 2018, Nakamura performed in the Negaunee Institute’s Concert for Peace and at the League of American Orchestras conference with Yo-Yo Ma. She also frequently appears as supplementary keyboardist and rehearsal pianist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has performed in Symphony Center, Ravinia, Millennium Park, and Carnegie Hall. Nakamura plays on the CSO's All-Access Chamber Music, MusicNOW, Emerging Artists Chicago concert series and St. John's concert series.

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Guest Keyboardist and Visiting Artist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Organist, St. John’s Episcopal Church Chicago Artistic Director, Emerging Artists Chicago Soloist, Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest Soloist, Evanston Symphony Orchestra Soloist, Northwest Symphony Orchestra Pianist, WFMT-FM Radio

What do you love about Chicago?
Most memorable musical moment?
What does music mean to you?

1) People 2) Joining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra NY Tour performing Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall with Maestro Muti 3) My life