Administrative Staff

The Music Institute of Chicago board, administration and faculty work hard to further the Music Institute of Chicago mission while dealing with the day-to-day needs of those we serve.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with your ideas, questions or concerns.


Main Administrative Office

1702 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 847.905.1500, ext.180


Office of the President

Mark George

President and CEO


Sue Polutnik

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

847.905.1500, ext. 122


Community Music School

Emily Abraham

Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs

847.905.1500, ext. 126


Marie Alatalo

Campus Director, Chicago

847.905.1500, ext. 143


Megan Cherry

Campus Director, Lake Forest & Lincolnshire

847.905.1500, ext. 191


Clem Leek

Campus Director, Winnetka

847.905.1500, ext. 127


Patrick O'Malley

Campus Director, Downtown Evanston & Evanston East

847.905.1500, ext. 101 


Sung Hoon Mo

Site Coordinator, Downers Grove



Community Engagement

Matt Boresi

Director of Arts Integration

847.905.1500, ext. 170


Victor Ribadeneyra

Director of Community Engagement and Music as Service

847.905.1500, ext. 182



Lisa Brown

Senior Director of Development


Alyssa Hagen

Annual Fund and Database Manager


Dipti Patel
Donor Engagement Manager


Luis Romero

Development Coordinator



Finance and Operations

Marcia Rubin

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Arlene Jackson

Human Resources Manager


Rose Vakili

Registration and Billing Manager


Mitzie Friedland-Stell

Accounting Associate



Marketing and Communications

Erin Fusco

Director of Marketing and Communications


Nora Takagi

Marketing and Communications Coordinator



Nichols Concert Hall

Fiona Queen

Director of Performance Activities

Kevin Harrison

Assistant Director of Performance Activities

Box Office:  847.448.8326



Campus Support Staff

Maria Alfaro

Administrative Assistant, Evanston East Campus

847.905.1500, ext. 100


Bisera Makarevic

Administrative Assistant, Winnetka Campus

847.905.1500, ext. 120


Administrative Assistant, Lake Forest & Lincolnshire Campuses

847.905.1500, ext. 194


Michael Brauer
Administrative Assistant, Main Administration
847.905.1500, ext. 180