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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 will offer 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 8-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
  • 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


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About the Neighborhood Choir Audition Process

We accept new members in the Neighborhood Choir Program during New Singer Days 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 auditions will take place over Zoom. Program Staff will reach out during the last week of August to schedule a half hour time slot for an audition during the second week in September.

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About Neighborhood Choir Tuition

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 jjohnson@ccchoir.org or 312.849.8300 x114.

2020-21 Sliding Scale Tuition for Neighborhood Choirs Programs
Household IncomeMonthly Tuition – 8 Months, October through MayCost per instruction hour (based on regular rehearsals only) Portion of program cost covered by tuition
$25,000 and under$ 6.25 $ 0.553%
$25,001 – $50,000$ 18.75 $ 1.308%
$50,001 – $75,000$ 61.25 $ 4.5027%
$75,001 – $100,000$ 88.75  $ 7.5045%
$100,001 – $175,000$ 148.75 $ 12.5075%
$175,001 – $250,000$ 173.15 $ 14.6087%
$250,001 and above$ 198.15 $ 16.70100%

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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.


Neighborhood Choir Locations and Rehearsal Schedules

Albany Park

Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm
Presto: 6:00-7:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Austin

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Beverly

Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm
Presto: 6:00-7:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Bucktown

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Englewood

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Humboldt Park

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm
Presto: 6:00-7:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Hyde Park

Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm
Presto: 6:00-7:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Lincoln Park/DePaul

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays
Vivace Sopranos: 6:00-7:00pm
Presto Altos: 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesdays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace Altos: 5:00-6:00pm
Presto Sopranos: 6:00-7:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Pilsen/Little Village

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm
Wednesdays
Presto: 6:00-7:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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Rogers Park

Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays
Allegro: 4:00-5:00pm
Vivace: 5:00-6:00pm
Presto: 6:00-7:00pm

Location
Virtual Programming

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