Gala Benefit

Renowned for its first-rate faculty and a fundamental drive to ensure equitable access to music, the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) provides high-quality music education, world-class performances, and countless moments of inspiration to thousands of people each year.


MIC's annual Gala Benefit supports:

  • financial aid and scholarship offerings that allow students to embark on their musical journey regardless of their financial means,
  • tuition-free community engagement and schools programming that transcend participation barriers, and,
  • neighborhood-based service activities that ensure an accessible and diverse learning experience for all Chicagoland residents.



 Monday, May 15, 2023

The Peninsula Chicago

108 East Superior Street

5:30-9:00 pm


An inspiring evening in support of high-quality and accessible music education for all!


Karen Gray-Krehbiel and John Krehbiel
2023 Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago

Marin Alsop
2023 Dushkin Award

Barbara Ann Martin
2023 Richard D. Colburn Award for Teaching Excellence

Honorary Chairs
Nancy and Scott Santi

Carlos R. Cárdenas  •  Dan and Yoo Mi Hahn  •  Barbara A. Speer