Our Music

Founded by Ken Arlen, Arlen Music is a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in providing live customized music for special events. Winner of the 2015-2017 Best Band by Make It Better Magazine, Arlen Music is recognized as the leader and trendsetter within the Chicago special event industry. Its premier band, the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra, has also developed a nationwide presence with performances ranging from New Year’s Eve at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, to the Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.


Our Process

Take two minutes to learn about Arlen Music with our fun whiteboard video, and then scroll through the thumbnails below to learn more about our unique process: The Effortless Entertainment Experience!



The unique individuals that make up the Arlen Music service team blend expertise in all disciplines of music and performing arts, which allows effortless management of each event with expertise, enthusiasm and attention to detail.

Timothy Clark
Executive Vice President

Timothy Clark

Tim has been heading up the Arlen Music office team for the last 14 years, and takes the lead in working with new clients as they begin the exciting process of planning the music for their special event! Tim is also heavily involved in developing our unique product line, and establishes long-term goals and strategies to keep Arlen Music as the leader in this sector of Chicago’s special event industry!

Tim was trained from an early age in percussion and piano, and after two degrees in classical performance he eventually returned to Chicago to pursue a dual career in performance and music business. Shortly after beginning at Arlen Music in 2003, he auditioned for and began a 6-year run as a frequent member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra percussion section. In addition to performing for local concert series at Symphony Center and Ravinia, Tim also traveled with the orchestra to Carnegie Hall, Germany, England, France, Italy, and Switzerland. He can be heard on several live recordings under the CSO Resound label.

Tim resides in Wilmette, IL with wife, Andrea, and his two children, Addison and William.

Pam Austin
Client Services Manager

Pam Austin

Pam has worn many hats at our office over her 15 years at Arlen Music, including event booking, musician scheduling and client services. Before joining us, Pam was an entertainment manager for Princess Cruises, recruiting singers, dancers, and musicians for the luxury cruise line’s production shows. She is also an excellent musician who has worked in every aspect of the music industry throughout her career, and spent seven years travelling around the world as a featured pianist/vocalist for Princess.

“I find it fascinating to follow the blueprint of each event, from our initial contact with clients through the process of our creative team and musicians bringing the best to our wonderful clients for their special occasion.”

Mike Goldman
Project Manager

Mike Goldman

Mike is responsible for managing the technology and infrastructure of the business, and he works closely with clients who are planning events that require smaller ensembles. In addition to his customer service role, Mike is also a staff arranger. His renditions of contemporary Top 40 hits such as Happy, Cake By The Ocean, and Shake It Off are performed by all of the Arlen Music bands.

Mike is also an active pianist, accompanist, arranger and music director in the Chicago area. He has an extensive background in musical theater and has performed with The Hypocrites, Light Opera Works, ShawChicago, Big Noise Theater, Up & Coming Theatre, and many other regional theater companies.


Social Media


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Arlen Music ProductionsSunday, December 31st, 2017 at 11:10pm

It's ON here in Vegas!!!! Happy New Year to our friends and family in Chicago! #vegas #kenarlenevolutionorchestra #arlenmusicproductions #nye #bellagionye2017 #lucky13

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Arlen Music ProductionsWednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 12:33pm

We hope you've had a joyous holiday season with friends and family!

To bring in the new year, we are proud to present our new wedding video for the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra! Take a few minutes to enjoy your favorite songs...

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Arlen Music ProductionsMonday, December 18th, 2017 at 9:26am

We're proud to announce that Ken Arlen received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Evanston Township High School (ETHS). He had the opportunity to address the senior student body during the day and the administration during an evening reception. Pictured are Ken with...

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Arlen Music ProductionsWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 10:49pm

Work hard play hard...Ken and Tim checking out the @chicagobulls victory from some awesome seats!!! #workhardplayhard #4inarow #dontcallitacomeback

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Arlen Music ProductionsFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 2:45pm

It's Friday, and there is a masked man in the @arlenmusicproductions office...follow his instructions and share our FB page with your friends!!! Lots of exciting new content to come in December! #friday #arlenmusic #arlenmusicproductions #postits...

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Arlen Music ProductionsThursday, October 26th, 2017 at 12:37pm

Well, we clean up nicely...here is the 2017 AMP office team photo! We're honored to bring music to our clients' happiest days! #theteam #music #arlenmusicproductions #arlenmusic #workinhard



Contact Us

Call Arlen Music today at (847) 869-8826 or use the inquiry form below!