Open their world with new music, new friends and a new-found sense of confidence and exploration.
Our after school programs teach more than music. We teach kids to dream bigger.
In Fall 2020, Chicago Children’s Choir offers unparalleled virtual programs that allow students to connect beyond our city’s limits, experience essential camaraderie and elevate music performances beyond the traditional stage. Based on health guidelines at the time, CCC may resume in-person instruction in Spring 2021.
The 2020-21 program year runs September 8, 2020 through June 10, 2021 and includes:
- One ensemble rehearsal per week via Zoom (1 hour/week)
- Four or eight week Arts Enrichment Sessions (1 hour/week) offering singers an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics including music from specific regions of the world, choreography, musicianship and theory. Sessions are available to singers outside of CCC’s after school programs as space allows.
- One 8-week small group music theory tutoring session (30 minutes/week)
- One 8-week small group vocal technique session (30 minutes/week*)
- Access to online resources for self-directed learning
- Participation in virtual choir video productions
*Select Presto singers may qualify for 1 hour/week
About the Neighborhood Choir Audition Process
We accept new members into the Neighborhood Choir Program during New Singer Days, held several times throughout the year. No prior experience is necessary to join the Neighborhood Choir Program. The audition process is quick and simple, open to students in grades 3 and up. Singers do not need to prepare anything for the audition. We are looking for students who can match pitch and have an enthusiasm for singing.
For the 2020-21 program year, new singers will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested singers that sign up to audition will receive a follow-up email from a Program Assistant to schedule a half hour time slot for an audition that will be held over Zoom.
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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.
If you need additional financial accommodations, please contact Jackie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.849.8300 x114.
|2020-21 Sliding Scale Tuition for Neighborhood Choirs Programs*|
|Household Income||Monthly Tuition – 8 Months, October through May||Cost per instruction hour (based on regular rehearsals only)||Portion of program cost covered by tuition|
|$25,000 and under||$ 6.25||$ 0.55||3%|
|$25,001 – $50,000||$ 18.75||$ 1.30||8%|
|$50,001 – $75,000||$ 61.25||$ 4.50||27%|
|$75,001 – $100,000||$ 88.75||$ 7.50||45%|
|$100,001 – $175,000||$ 148.75||$ 12.50||75%|
|$175,001 – $250,000||$ 173.15||$ 14.60||87%|
|$250,001 and above||$ 198.15||$ 16.70||100%|
*Tuition rates will be prorated based on time of joining.
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Interested in virtual four or eight week topics courses?
Arts Enrichment Sessions are included with registration in any of CCC’s after school programs, providing an unparalleled holistic music education experience. As space allows, these sessions will also be available to singers outside of CCC’s after school programs. With a variety of topics, singers can explore personal areas of interest and learn from new conductors.
What about health and safety?
CCC’s top priority is creating a safe space for young people to come together on common ground. In doing so, we are committed to following guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This may include, but is not limited to, measures such as: limited number of singers per ensemble, greater physical distance between singers, required hand washing and temperature checks prior to entry. In the event these measures are too restrictive for a high quality, in-person experience, CCC will shift to virtual programming.