Chicago Children’s Choir provides choral programming to schools throughout Chicago. If you are interested in bringing a Chicago Children’s Choir program to your school, please complete the In-School Application.
For additional questions about the In-School Program, please contact Pam Shortall.
Auditions for the after-school Neighborhood Choir Program are held in September, January and May at each Neighborhood Choir location.
The audition process for Neighborhood Choirs is quick and simple, open to boys and girls in the 3rd grade and up. A conductor will listen for the singer’s ability to match pitch and check any music reading skills. Students may also be tested for basic movement abilities and asked to hold one’s voice part against others.
To sign up for Neighborhood Choir auditions, click here.
Auditions for DiMension are held in June for the following school year.
The DiMension ensemble is designed for young men with changing or recently changed voices. During the audtition, a conductor will listen for the singer’s ability to match pitch, check music reading skills, test for basic movement abilities and the ability to hold one’s voice part against others.
For more information about DiMension, click here.
Auditions for Voice of Chicago are held in June for the following school year.
At the Voice of Chicago level, all entering singers are expected to be able to read music. Particular emphasis is given to singing in tune, being able to hold one’s part in harmony, and singing with confidence. Auditions for this level will focus on these musical aspects and will also include a sight-singing and music theory test.
For more information about Voice of Chicago, click here.
Tuition is charged to cover a portion of the actual cost of the program to the organization. Based on a sliding scale, tuition is determined by family household income in order to make programs affordable regardless of financial situation. Additional fees may apply, including uniform or camp fees.