Phone: 312.849.8300 x104
Judy Hanson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Northwestern University. As Associate Artistic Director, Ms. Hanson collaborates with the Artistic Director to create the artistic vision for the overall organization and guides the conducting staff in serving 4,800 children each year. Ms. Hanson also co-directs the world-renowned Voice of Chicago and is the stage director and main choreographer for the group. In 2006, Ms. Hanson received a Jeff Award nomination (Choral Choreography) for Chicago Children’s Choir’s original world musical, Sita Ram.
With over 30 years of experience working with middle school singers, Ms. Hanson is the conductor of DiMension, a choir for young men with changing voices. A nationally known clinician, adjudicator and conductor, Ms. Hanson has presented sessions, workshops and conducted Honors Choirs at ACDA chapters, universities and many other organizations throughout the United States.
Ms. Hanson judges national show choir competitions and has been on staff at Show Choir Camps of America for 24 years. In 1993, Ms. Hanson received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching—an award given each year to 10 outstanding Chicago area teachers. From 1985 through 2001, Ms. Hanson was the Director of Vocal Music at Eisenhower Junior High School in Darien, IL. Eisenhower choirs performed at the 1996 Illinois ACDA Fall Convention, Walt Disney World and on three separate occasions in the Chicago production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond.