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Online Learning

At our core, we believe that a high-caliber education in music excellence shouldn’t be out of reach for anyone—no matter where they're at.

We offer a range of online learning opportunities, from our Arts Enrichment programs that offer a deep dive on a range of music topics, to eCCC, a virtual choral alternative.

These options parallel our school and after-school programs and empower singers to further engage in dialogue about the historical and social context of music while they study musicianship across artistic traditions and connect with young people across the city—and globe.

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Virtual Choir

eCCC

In order to make the most accessible experience possible, eCCC, a virtual choral alternative, allows singers to engage in dialogue about the historical and social context of music, study musicianship across artistic traditions, and connect with young people across the city—and globe—breaking down barriers of race, religion, and socioeconomics. Virtual song projects will be incorporated into programming, and singers will have the opportunity to transfer into in-person programming at designated times throughout the year.

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Arts Enrichment Sessions

Arts Enrichment Sessions offer students an opportunity to connect and explore a wide range of topics including global musical traditions, choreography, musicianship, and theory.

Arts Enrichment Sessions are available to singers everywhere, in addition to those enrolled in other CCC after-school programs. This unparalleled holistic music education experience facilitates connection between singers across the country, as well as with artists and culture bearers from around the world.

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Digital Songwriting

Faculty

Kadeem Nichols

Digital Songwriting I

Combine your musicianship and tech skills to learn how pop music is created, assembled, and produced! This course is a basic intro to different types of software used for recording and editing with a glimpse into the songwriting process.

Digital Songwriting II

Create and produce your own music in the digital age! This class is an in-depth exploration of the different platforms and processes used for sound editing and recording. Students will engage in guided independent projects.

Course Cost: $150
Session Times: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm CDT (Ages 8-11); Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 CDT (Ages 12-18)
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Musical Theatre Workshop

Faculty

Rueben Echols

Singers will learn about different musicals that have made an impact on our culture and hear from people currently working in the musical theater industry. Singers will also prepare a solo throughout the course to be presented in a masterclass!

Course Cost: $150
Session Times: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm CDT (Ages 8-11); Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 CDT (Ages 12-18)


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Musicianship

Faculty

Danny Wallenberg


Musicianship I

Learn how to understand basic theory and begin the process of music reading! This class will explore the staff, treble clef, note names, basic rhythms, meter, time signatures, and key signatures.

Musicianship II

Understand the basic fundamentals of music theory? Take your knowledge a step further by learning more clefs, advanced rhythm, meter, advanced time signatures, key signatures, and scale building!

Musicianship III

Are you a music theory master? Dive into some of the most complex topics like intervals, triads, seventh chords, inversions, cadences, chord progressions, modes, non-harmonic tones, and music beyond tonality!

This course is not being offered in the Fall 2021 session.

Arts Enrichment Showcases

During the 2020-21 program year, Chicago Children’s Choir offered more than 15 topic-based classes, from K-Pop and beatboxing to gospel essentials and jazz improv. Take a look back on the lessons learned and the connections formed during these 8-week courses.

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“I have been stunned at how much my kid has anticipated choir during the pandemic. I could not envision how anyone could make choir a great online "class." But [the conductor] really made it fun for the kids—despite not being in person. If only every "classroom" could have operated that way.”

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