Nina Karakos joins The Academy with three years of Admissions experience. A native of Traverse City Michigan, Nina began their classical training on viola in elementary school. From there, they have had the privilege of training under and working with world-class professionals from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and many more. Nina moved to Chicago to pursue a Master’s in Music Performance from Roosevelt University which they graduated from in 2019.

Nina brings with them an extensive amount of personal experience with the audition process and understands that applying to The Academy may be many students' first time auditioning. As such, Nina is dedicated to ensuring that everyone who applies feels supported and welcomed throughout the admissions process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them with any questions, they are happy to help!

Please contact Nina with any admissions questions at 312.421.0202 or