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The 2024 MIC Gala

Music Institute of Chicago 2023 Gala

The Four Seasons Chicago
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
United States


Individual tickets $750. Table sponsorships are available for $7,500–50,000.

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The 2024 MIC Gala - Monday, May 20, 2024


Alexandra C. Nichols

Honorary Co-chairs

Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John Krehbiel, Jr.
Scott and Nancy Santi

Gala Co-chairs

Carlos R. Cardenas
Courtney Holohan and Wesley Mueller
David and Eileen Zampa
Tao Zhu and Weihua Ye


Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago
John and Fran Edwardson 

David and Dorothy Dushkin Award 
Marcus Roberts

Richard D. Colburn Award for Teaching Excellence 
Erica Anderson

The proceeds from MIC’s Annual Gala Benefit provide the single-largest source of funds for financial aid and scholarships, tuition-free community engagement and school programming, and neighborhood-based service activities that positively impact thousands of individuals of all ages and from all backgrounds each year.

Join us for an inspiring evening in support of artistically excellent, accessible music education for all. The evening begins with a private cocktail reception. An elegant dinner follows, peppered by once-in-a-lifetime performances from MIC students and faculty and an award ceremony for the 2024 Honorees.

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