Anniversary Gala


2018 Anniversary Gala ~ Honoring Pinchas Zukerman

Monday, May 21, 2018

Fairmont Hotel Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago Anniversary Gala brings together over 400 influential business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. Guests enjoy an elegant evening featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner with musical performances by some of the Music Institute’s talented Community Music School students and award-winning students from the Music Institute’s Academy for gifted pre-college musicians.


This critical event raises over $1 million to benefit the Music Institute of Chicago’s commitment to high-level music education, scholarship and financial aid programs, and extensive outreach programs in the City of Chicago through ArtsLink.


Each year, the prestigious Dushkin Award, named for the Music Institute’s visionary founders, Dorothy and David Dushkin, is presented in recognition of an international luminary in the world of music for their contributions to the art form, as well as to the education of youth.