Upcoming Events
Suzuki Sunday! ~ October 11 October 11, 2015 1:00 pm The first Suzuki Sunday of the new school year!
Issam Rafea DIO Trio October 18, 2015 3:00 pm

Make Music Chicago 2014 at Nichols Concert Hall

June 21 from 10 am – 6 pm

All Events are Free and Open to the Public


Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston

Music Institute of Chicago

1490 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL



Nichols Concert Hall - at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Grove Street

Dempster or Davis Purple Line Stop or Davis Metra Stop


Make Music Chicago 2014 Information Table & Lobby Open 9:30 am - 5 pm


10:00am - 12:00 pm   WFMT Live Broadcasts at Nichols Concert Hall

Hosted by WFMT's New Program Director, David Polk

10 - 11 am New Music by and with Music Institute of Chicago Faculty, Students and Friends


Minkyoo Shin, 1914 E.M. Skinner organStephen Burns, trumpet and guest trumpeter, Chris Hasselbring, (Director of Brass for Beginners and MIC Trumpet Faculty)

Program: New Composition by Dr. Mischa Zupko (MIC Composer in Residence)


Sang Mee Lee (Chair, MIC Strings Department) and Gallia Kastner, MIC Academy student, violins

Program: Violin Duos by Nathaniel Lindstrom, compostion student Dr. Mischa Zupko (MIC Composer in Residence)

Dr. Matt Hagle
(MIC Piano and Composition Faculty) piano
Program: from Seven Images, #1: Cyclone, #5: Mirage, #7: Festivity by Academy pianist and composition student, Andrew Goa

Zlude 2 from weeds by Dr. Julia Miller


Alex Yuill, piano (MIC Alumnus and 2013 Next Generation composer)

Program: A Selection from his own composition Flywheel   


Alexander Djordevic  (MIC Piano Faculty) piano

Program: Für Alina by Arvo Pärt


Opera Moda

Program: Dein ist mein ganzes Hertz from Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles)

Jesse Donner, tenor

Lippen Schweigen, duet from The Merry Widow; Katie Calcamuggio, soprano and Jesse Donner, tenor

Selections from Act 2 of a new opera, Everly Yours, by Genevieve Thiers and Dr. Mischa Zupko

It’s Cold Outside from Everly Yours,  Genevieve Thiers, soprano

The Truth from Everly Yours; Ed MacLennan, tenor


Volcano Radar

Dr. Julia Millerelectric guitar (Chair, MIC Guitar Department)
Elbio Barilarielectric guitar (Artistic Director, Chicago Latino Music Festival)

Harrison Bankheadcello
Avreeayl Radrums

Rollo Radfordelectric bass 
Program: Un frome de habanera by Ravel, improvised

11 am - 12 pm Introductions, Live Broadcast with David Polk


Academy Students

Nicholas, Joshua and Isabella Brown, violins

Progam: Capriccio No. 2 for 3 Violins, Op. 5 by Friedrich Hermann

Serena Harnack, violin

Program: Orange Blossom Special by Ervin T. Rouse


Community Music School Chamber Music Students

Anthony Dare, clarinet and Mikowai Ashwell, piano

Program: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, I. Grazioso - Un poco piu mosso by Bernstein

11:00 am - 1:30 pm Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford outside the Hall!!!

12:00 - 12:30 pm   Accordian and Banjo Duo
In the Nichols Concert Hall Lobby
MIC Spring Intern, Tim Finnegan and his Grandma will treat you to some American classics!

12:30 - 1:30 pm   Volcano Radar, improvised music

1:45 - 2:30 pm   Avanti Guitar Trio 

2:30 - 3 pm    Rachelle Puccini, violin

3 - 3:30 pm   Jesus Garcia, piano

3:30 - 4 pm   Katerina Sudan, piano

4 - 4:30 pm   Marie Alatalo, piano

4:30 - 5 pm   David Yonan, violin

5 - 6 pm   Gold Over Blue Quartet, flute ensemble

Picture Day too at the Music Institute Saturday, October 24 - Winnetka Campus
Picture Day too! ~ Saturday, October 24

Get your photo taken Saturday, October 24 11 am - 2 pm Winnetka Campus