Naperville, IL

(630) 243-5100

Same Programming, New Name! Academy of the Arts is now Illinois Conservatory for the Arts

what's happening

impact • june 10–14

impact • August 5–9

OUR TEAM

Board of Directors

Laurinda Dodgen

Board Chair
AVP, Community Engagement
Molina Healthcare of Illinois

Chadaé Nichol

Board Co-Chair
Broadway Performer

Julie Hindenburg

Board Second Chair | Co-Founder
Program Coordinator | Educator

Jennifer Arellano

Board Member
Finance Professional

Anissa Danley

Board Member
Music Educator

Hilary Decent

Board Member
Journalist

Kirsten Garrigan

Board Member | Co-Founder
Superintendent-in-Training

Alma Jones

Board Member
Marketing Professional

Anjalika Meschi

Board Member

Laura Muriello

Board Member
Non-Profit Professional

Freeda Warren

Board Member
Development

Ethan Zelizer

Board Member
Partner | HR Law Counsel

Advisory Boards

ADVISORY BOARD

Starr McCaffery

Communications & Marketing

Artistic Advisory Board

Taylor Dayne

Singer/Songwriter
Grammy Nominee

Alex Lacamoire

Music Director, Orchestrator
Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, In the Heights

Stephen Wallem

Actor/Singer
Nurse Jackie, SAG Award Nominee

Auxiliary Boards

ACADEMY AMBASSADORS

Alma Jones

Chair

Dr. Mary Ann Bobosky

Retired School Administrator

Hilary Decent

Freelance Journalist

Dan Firks

Real Estate Agent

Donna Malone

Marketing Professional

Bev Patterson Frier

Retired Music Store Owner

GUARDIANS OF THE ARTS

Ethan Zelizer

(Chair)

Jill Zelizer

Music Director, Orchestrator

Committees

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Julie Hindenburg

(Chair)

Cyndi Conley

Freelance Journalist

Keelan Whitmore

Executive Director | Naper Settlement

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Jennifer Arellano

(Chair)

Bill Johnson

Freelance Journalist

Laurinda Paschal-Dodgen

Executive Director | Naper Settlement

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Laura Muriello

(Chair)

Jennifer Arellano

Music Director, Orchestrator

Ethan Zelizer

(Chair)

Laurinda Paschal-Dodgen

Music Director, Orchestrator

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Starr McCaffery

(Chair)

Hilary Decent

Music Director, Orchestrator

Linsy Jante

(Marketing Intern)

Jill Zelizer

Music Director, Orchestrator

OPERATIONS/GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Kirsten Garrigan

(Chair)

Ethan Zelizer

Ethan Zelizer

Administration & Operations

Dylan Ladd

Executive Director

session 1 • june 10–14, 2024

session 2 • August 5–9, 2024

Check availability

IMPACT is popular and fills up fast! You'll be forwarded to the registration form to grab your spot.

JOIN THE FALL 2024 INTEREST LIST

Evening & Weekend Classes
Individual Courses & Conservatory Tracks

Fill out the form below to get on the interest list for The Studio: Fall 2024. We will update you with schedules and registration information mid-summer.

JOIN THE INTEREST LIST

The Pilot Program for ICA’s K-12 day school is launching Fall 2025.

Fill out the form below to get on the official interest list and access the survey form. Applications will open in Early Spring 2025.