2021 Summer Programming - Chicago Children's Choir

Welcome back to in-person programming!

Chicago Children’s Choir is here to safely offer our families both virtual and in-person programming over two summer weeks: July 12 – July 23. Freshen up on your music theory skills, get creative with writing your own music, or come together and sing as a group – CCC has something for everyone! Additionally, CCC is thrilled to be offering its inaugural summer internship program for rising Juniors and Seniors in high school!


Summer Courses

Course Details

Summer Sing Week 1: Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16

Locations are community based and subject to change.
Cost: $100*

Miss singing as a group? Join us at one of several locations across the city for a one-week mini-camp experience! We’ll safely meet both indoors and outdoors for singing and musical activities for two hours a day.

Location: First Unitarian Church (5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.)
Ages 8-10: 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Location: North Park Covenant Church (5250 N. Christiana Ave.)
Ages 8-10: 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Location: Chicago International Charter School – Bucktown (2235 N. Hamilton Ave.)
Ages 8-10: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: St. Benedict the African Catholic Church (340 W. 66th St.) 
Ages 8-15: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: Arturo Velasquez Institute (2800 S. Western Ave.)
Ages 8-15: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: Morgan Park Presbyterian Church (2017 W. 110th Pl.)
Ages 8-15: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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Summer Sing Week 2: Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23

Locations are community based and subject to change.
Cost: $100*

Miss singing as a group? Join us at one of several locations across the city for a one-week mini-camp experience! We’ll safely meet both indoors and outdoors for singing and musical activities for two hours a day.

Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4046 W. Armitage Ave.)
Ages 8-15: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: First Unitarian Church (5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.) 
Ages 11-15: 4:00 – 6:00PM

Location: North Park Covenant Church (5250 N. Christiana Ave.)
Ages 11-15: 4:00 – 6:00PM

Location: Chicago International Charter School – Bucktown (2235 N. Hamilton Ave.)
Ages 11-15: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: Kehrein Center for the Arts (5628 W. Washington St.)
Ages 8-15: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

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Music Theory Refresher – Virtual Program

These classes are designed to help singers improve their music theory and sight singing skills at varying levels of their musical journey. We’ll connect over Zoom for one hour a day for five days as a music theory intensive!

Monday, July 12-Friday, July 16 from 2:00PM-3:00PM
Suggested Ages: 8-10 (Beginner Level)
Cost: $50*

Monday, July 12-Friday, July 16 from 3:00PM-4:00PM
Suggested Ages: 11-13 (Intermediate Level)
Cost: $50*

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Singer Songwriting Studio – Virtual Program with Optional In-Person Finale

Discover YOUR sound! Learn to create original music that represents your unique voice, style and creativity. Class will take place online throughout the week, one hour a day (one week for beginner level; two weeks for advanced level). On the final day, singers will perform their songs for each other either in person at an outdoor location or over Zoom!

Monday, July 19 – Thursday, July 22 from 11:00AM-12:00PM 
Friday, July 23: Performance Day (In-Person or Zoom) 
Suggested Ages: 8-12 (Beginner Level) 
Cost: $50*

Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16 and Monday, July 19 – Thursday, July 22 from 1:00PM-2:00PM
Friday, July 23: Performance Day (In-Person or Zoom) 
Suggested Ages: 13-18 (Advanced Level)
Cost: $100*

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High School Summer Internship Program

CCC is proud to be offering our first ever summer internship program to rising Juniors and Seniors in high school who are currently enrolled in one of CCC’s after-school programs. This highly competitive internship will give selected students the opportunity to shadow one week of Summer Sing. As an intern, young adults can expect to hone leadership skills, practice teaching songs and receive valuable feedback from CCC Faculty and Staff. If you are interested in participating in the High School Summer Internship Program, please complete this form by June 15, 2021.

Participants in the Summer Internship Program will receive:

  • 25 documented hours of volunteer work
  • Teaching opportunities throughout the week
  • Feedback from CCC Faculty and Staff
  • A Letter of Recommendation upon successful completion
  • $250 stipend

Program Logistics

Virtual classes use Thinkific, a one-stop website for all CCC virtual activities. Each student has their own account login and password. Upon logging in, the online courses will be available for them to access all digital resources in one place, including their live interactive rehearsals. No need to search for the Zoom link! For educational purposes, all sessions will be recorded.

In-person programming will mostly be outdoors, with some activities taking place indoors (and as weather requires). Singers will be required to fill out a self-certification health form prior to arrival, will get their temperature checked, wear masks and practice distancing. Should health and safety guidelines restrict in-person programming, CCC will shift to online programming.

Class sizes are limited to 15 singers. Once a course reaches capacity, singers will be placed on a waiting list and notified as openings become available. COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and up are strongly encouraged.

Cost & Registration

Suggested prices are $50* per week for one-hour programs and $100* per week for two-hour programs. Regardless of the rate, a credit, debit card or eCheck using a checking or savings account is required for online registration. If you’d like to pay another way or need further support, please call 312.849.8300 x101.


*Chicago Children’s Choir has a pay-what-you-can policy. At registration, you will have the ability to enter the rate you would like to contribute per class.