We believe music to be life-affirming. Our mission is to expand access to classical music; to enhance opportunities for artists early in their professional career; and to engage audiences in various settings through performance, education, and participation.
WHAT WE DO
As one of Chicago’s landmark music institutions, the International Music Foundation has been quietly and efficiently fulfilling its mission for over 40 years.
- Listening to high-quality live music engages, energizes and gives remarkable pleasure to our audiences.
- Emerging artists both deserve and need the opportunity to perform for receptive and discerning audiences.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO:
- Uncompromising artistic quality: Presenting world-class musicians and dynamic repertoire.
- Unique concert formats: Engaging listeners with interactive or short programs in easy-access locations.
- Universal access: Providing admission-free programming.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors, comprised of musicians, business leaders and non-profit executives, ensure that our programs and operations are aligned with our vision. Click here to see our Board roster.
The IMF staff roll up their sleeves every day—behind the scenes—to bring free music of the highest quality to adults and children in Chicago. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Find out more about our team here.