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Music Institute of Chicago (MIC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

MIC is a performing arts school based in Evanston, IL that was founded in 1939. As of 2018 they had $6.3 million in revenue and $9.0 million in assets.

The Music Institute of Chicago is dedicated to transforming lives through music education. Founded in 1931, the Music Institute has grown to become one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation.

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Program areas at MIC

Each year, the music institute demonstrates this commitment through three key areas:1) providing personalized music instruction and performance opportunities to more than 2,000 students of all ages, abilities, and levels of experience through the community music school. The music institute offers traditional and suzuki method instruction, with private and group class opportunities in piano, voice, strings, winds, brass, and percussion, as well as jazz, american roots music, chamber music, musikgarten, musicianship, orchestral and choral ensembles, summer camps, musical theater programs, chicago suzuki institute workshops, and national duo piano festival. Over 500 mic students received more than $300,000 in direct financial assistance support. Additionally, over $150,000 in merit scholarships to 30 fellows in the academy, an elite, pre-college training center for aspiring professional musicians. 2) inspiring more than 15,000 visitors annually at nichols concert hall, the music institute's premier performance venue and landmark building in downtown evanston. The acoustically perfect, 550-seat ...

Form 990s for MIC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-08May 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-08May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Jul 25, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Jul 13, 2016990View PDF
2014-08Mar 19, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for MIC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,361,096
Program services$4,800,491
Investment income and dividends$67,877
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$174,995
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-31,719
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,880
Total revenues$6,375,620

Vendors for MIC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2019-10-23
██████Content management system software2019-10-18
█████████Marketing software2019-10-18
██████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting2019-01-14
████████ ██████ ███ ██████████Event Planning Consultant$50,0002018-08-01
███████ ███It Services$105,2492018-08-01
███████ ███ ██████ ███Tax accounting2014-06-18

Personnel at MIC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Mark GeorgePresident and Chief Executive Officer$194,837April 19, 2019
Sue PolutnikVice President and Chief Operating Officer$81,721June 4, 2020
████ ██ ███████Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$116,536Sept. 7, 2018
███████ ██████Vice President Finance and Operations$120,922Aug. 31, 2017
██████ █████Vice President Institutional Advancement$95,554Aug. 31, 2018
█████ ████Executive Director-March 7, 2018
█████ ███████ █████Director of Organ and Early Music Program-July 21, 2018
████ █████Director of Marketing and Communications-June 4, 2020
███████ ████████Human Resources Director-March 8, 2018
█████ ███████Director of Enrollment and Accounting Manager / Senior Director of Registration and Payroll-Jan. 16, 2018
...and 26 more key personnel

Peer performing arts schools

1Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy501(c)(3)$2.3 millionBrooklyn, NY
2Crowden Music Center501(c)(3)$3.4 millionBerkeley, CA
3Play on Philly (POP)501(c)(3)$2.1 millionPhiladelphia, PA
4Old Town School of Folk Music501(c)(3)$12 millionChicago, IL
5Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO)501(c)(3)$1.9 millionChicago, IL
6Patrick G and Shirley W Ryan Opera Center501(c)(3)$2.5 millionChicago, IL
7South Shore Conservatory501(c)(3)$5.2 millionHanover, MA
8Flint Institute of Music (FIM)501(c)(3)$7.2 millionFlint, MI
9Third Street Music School Settlement501(c)(3)$9.5 millionNew York, NY
10Levine Music501(c)(3)$9.9 millionWashington, DC
11Education Through Music501(c)(3)$5.1 millionNew York, NY
12Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW)501(c)(3)$2.2 millionStanford, CA
13Community Music Center (CMC)501(c)(3)$5.8 millionSan Francisco, CA
14Kaufman Music Center501(c)(3)$8.7 millionNew York, NY
15California Jazz Conservatory (CJC)501(c)(3)$3.5 millionBerkeley, CA
16Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts501(c)(3)$4.1 millionBerkeley Heights, NJ
17Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BCM)501(c)(3)$3.3 millionBrooklyn, NY
18Armstrong Community Music School (ACMS)501(c)(3)$2.2 millionAustin, TX
19Suzuki School of Newton501(c)(3)$2.9 millionAuburndale, MA
20Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS)501(c)(3)$1.6 millionSpringfield, MA
21Omaha Conservatory of Music (OCM)501(c)(3)$3.8 millionOmaha, NE
22Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)501(c)(3)$8.2 millionMountain View, CA
23San Francisco Girls Chorus501(c)(3)$1.8 millionSan Francisco, CA
24Bloomingdale School of Music501(c)(3)$2.1 millionNew York, NY
25Music Conservatory of Westchester501(c)(3)$3.1 millionWhite Plains, NY