Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors is welcoming Nichole C. Patton as its newest member.
“It is truly an honor to become a member of the IPO Board of Directors," Patton said. "I was first introduced to IPO years ago through friends whose children participated in the youth program as violinists. I have always had a love for the arts and classical music and was overjoyed to learn that we had such a gem in the Southland.
“My hope is that my love for music and my passion for community service compliments the IPO’s mission to spread the beauty of music throughout the Southland and to instill the love of classical music to generations to come,” she said.
Patton, a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, is assigned to the County Division. She previously was a Cook County assistant state's attorney. Her other volunteer efforts include serving on the board of Respond Now, the Chicago Bar Foundation and the Lawyers Club of Chicago.