Aquil Charlton

Aquil Charlton Program Director Aquil “AQ” Charlton comes to Intonation from colleague organization Notes for Notes, where he has been Program Director for the past year. Aquil is also Director of the CPS New Music Ensemble and, prior to that, co-founded The Crib...

Mike Simons

Founder and Executive Director Mike founded Intonation in 2006 with a carful of his own instruments, a volunteer slot at a local community center, and a hunch that learning to play and perform the music they love would be a rewarding experience for kids. A musician...

Beth King

Beth King Deputy Director/Development and Communications Director Beth has worked in development and communications capacities for over 20 years, and joined Intonation’s administrative team as Development and Communications Director to manage fundraising, donor...

Izzy Olive

Marketing Coordinator Izzy Olive is a musician and arts administrator originally from Southern Illinois. Chicago has been her home since 2009. Upon graduating from the University of Chicago, she worked in marketing and PR for Eighth Blackbird, Reverb, and The Arts...

Char Lee Luckett

Manager of School and Remote Learning Programs Char Lee is a writer, theater creator, and certified domestic violence counselor. Originally from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, she has worked as an arts educator in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis....

Jen Busch

Operations Director Jen joined the Intonation team as Operations Associate in February 2015. Before Intonation, she worked as a Teaching Artist with Changing Worlds, teaching photography and mixed media art classes in CPS after-school programs. She also spent four and...