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

Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs

847.905.1500, ext. 126


Marie Alatalo

Campus Director, Chicago

847.905.1500, ext. 143


Michael Scott

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



Bisera Makarevic
Academic Programs Assistant


Campus Support Staff

Maria Alfaro

Administrative Assistant, Evanston East Campus

847.905.1500, ext. 100

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

Alicia Cherry

Administrative Assistant, Winnetka Campus

847.905.1500, ext. 120


Tatiana Sabin
Administrative Assistant, Lake Forest & Lincolnshire Campuses

847.905.1500, ext. 194


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




Vice President of Development


Caitlin Rinard

Acting Director of Development


Dipti Patel
Donor Engagement Manager


Luis Romero

Development Coordinator


Finance and Operations

Marcia Rubin

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Rose Vakili

Registration and Billing Manager


Orlando Gino

Tyra Holloway
Payroll Specialist 


Jerry Wojcik

Facilities Manager


Marketing and Communications


Erin Fusco

Director of Marketing and Communications


Nora Takagi

Marketing and Communications Coordinator


Nichols Concert Hall

Kevin Harrison

Director of Operations, Nichols Concert Hall

Box Office:  847.448.8326



Deputy Director, Nichols Concert Hall


James Buennig

Production Tech