Open their world with new music, new friends and a new-found sense of confidence.
CCC offers community-based, after-school programs in 12 neighborhoods, providing beginning, intermediate and advanced arts learning to students ages 8-18.
- Learn music from many genres and cultures – authentic to the style
and language of each piece, incorporating movement as appropriate
- Connect with young people across the city – and globe – breaking down barriers of race, religion and socioeconomics
- Engage in dialogue about the historical and social context of music learned and its relevance today
- Feel a sense of pride through high expectations and opportunities for performance
- Understand the inner workings of music, such as music theory, notation, sight-singing, and improvisation, across artistic traditions
- Participate in workshops with guest artists, educators and global leaders
- Building life-long friendships
The audition process is quick and simple, open to students in grades 3 and up. Singers do not need to have prior experience or to prepare anything for the audition. We are looking for students who can match pitch and have an enthusiasm for singing.
For the 2021-22 program year, new singers will be accepted on a rolling basis as space permits. Interested singers that sign up to audition will receive a follow-up email to schedule a time to meet with the conductor in person or over Zoom.
CCC has a long-standing commitment to serving children and families regardless of their financial situation. All programs are heavily discounted through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, allowing us to remove a financial barrier to participation. Tuition is inclusive of regular rehearsals, materials, workshops, music theory classes, participation in performances and uniforms (excluding shoes). Tour experiences are not included in tuition. Additionally, Chicago Children’s Choir offers the below subsidies*:
- 10% early bird discount for registration by June 30
- $25 discount for families that refer a new singer who joins CCC
- 20% sibling discount
- Personal fundraising opportunities (such as digital gift cards and cheesecake sales)
- No risk registration! Tuition and registration fees are refundable for singers who are not able to join us come September
*Discounts will be applied up to full amount of tuition
If you need additional financial accommodations, please contact Jackie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.849.8300 x114.
Click here to learn about Neighborhood Choir Program tuition.