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Make Music Chicago 2022

​​The International Music Foundation is proud to present Make Music Chicago. Every June 21st, Make 

Make Music Chicago 2022
Music Chicago brings together Chicagoans to celebrate their ability to make music, regardless of age, ability or preferred musical style.

DePaul is a venue and will be hosting performances from 10:30am-7:30pm in Allen Recital Hall. Community Music pre-college students have a chance to perform from 5:00-6:00pm. Please e-mail if interested. Please see the Make Music DePaul schedule below: 

10:30am-11:30am: Brian Riggs, guitar
11:30-12:15: TBD
12:15-1:00: Music, Inc
1:00-2:00: TBD
2:00-3:00: Sara Su Jones, violin
3:00-4:00: Christopher Laughlin, guitar
4:00-4:30: Fernando Cueli, piano
5:00-6:00: DePaul Community Music Division students
6:00-7:15: ​​Chicago LGBTQ Arts, vocal and instrumental


Brian Riggs, guitar
Brian Riggs is a classical guitarist and guitar teacher from Chicago, Il. He has a degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Brian has performed solo guitar recitals throughout the Midwest and has been a featured performer on several concert series in Milwaukee and in Chicago. Some other musical activities include performing as a classical guitar soloist and as an accompanist to choirs, on international tours in several countries including New Zealand, Australia, and the Atlantic provinces of Canada. He has performed chamber music with musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performed as an accompanist to vocalists.

Music, Inc.
Music Inc. is a tuition-free youth music program located in North Lawndale. Our students love to perform and Make Music Chicago is the highlight of our year. In addition to small group performances, MUSIC, inc. Youth Orchestra will perform popular selections such as ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and ‘My Shot’ from Hamilton.

Sara Su Jones, violin
Hailed as a “violinist of enviable gifts” by a Chicago Sun-Times music critic, Sara Su Jones engages audiences with her eclectic, creative programming and by sharing personal insights into the music. Her recitals have been recommended by the Chicago Tribune’s John von Rhein, and she has appeared twice with pianist Tatyana Stepanova on "Live from WFMT," the signature live recital broadcast series of Chicago's classical-music radio station. In recent seasons, Sara Su has given recitals throughout the US as well as in London, Lisbon, and Reykjavík. Sara Su’s Chicago performances include sold-out Candlelight Concerts with Tatyana Stepanova at the Newberry Library and collaborations with the visual artist Lewis Achenbach. She enjoys making music alongside her career as an educator: since 2004, Sara Su, an honors graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, has been coaching students throughout the US and abroad on test prep, writing skills, and college admissions.

Christopher Laughlin, guitar
Guitarist Christopher Laughlin has performed extensively across North America and around the world, including performances in Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Austria, Yugoslavia, Romania, Czech Republic, Ghana, Cameroon, Bolivia, and many others. Christopher received degrees from The Peabody Conservatory and Yale University and was awarded a Fulbright Grant for study in Paris. He has won prizes in two international competitions, the Concours Internationals de Guitar in Sable-sur-Sarthe, France, and the Concours International de l’U.F.A.M. in Paris. Christopher teaches at Loyola University in Chicago, and at the Christopher Laughlin School of Music in Northbrook, IL.

Fernando Cueli, piano
I am a pianist and composer. My repertoire has my own music inspire by jazz-tango-blues genres, and I also play classical music and popular tangos from other musicians. 

DePaul Community Music Division students
Students from the DePaul Community Music Division will perform folk songs and classical music selections of different historical periods.

Chicago LGBTQ Arts, vocal and instrumental
We are a LGBTQ theater company. We will be performing selections from our upcoming productions of “Dear Mom, I’m Gay” and “The Pride Monologues”. We will also perform some classic Broadway songs.