Our Neighborhood Choir program gives singers in 12 communities across the city the opportunity to bond over the shared expression of their unique experiences. These community-based, after-school programs provide culturally responsive musical instruction to students ages 8-18 at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, empowering them to embrace their role as creative ambassadors for their communities.
Dimension is a unique ensemble for singers age 12 and up who are beginning the vocal transition into their tenor and baritone voices. This ensemble offers many performance opportunities independently and with other CCC programs. Singers learn to understand their own voices through ensemble singing, vocal technique, solo opportunities, music theory, and sight-reading. Training and repertoire are specifically designed for this age and developmental level, including diverse styles and a special emphasis on musicality, movement, and expression.
Voice of Chicago is CCC’s most advanced choral ensemble for high-schoolers across the city, maintaining an extensive performance schedule that includes touring and collaborations with Chicago’s finest cultural institutions. Members of this ensemble have performed for former President and Secretary of State Clinton, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama. Additionally, they have performed with celebrities such as Luciano Pavarotti, Chance the Rapper, Andrea Bocelli, and Bobby McFerrin.
In a world that’s full of so much hurting and hate, it’s reassuring and powerful to know that there are people who are trying their hardest to change other’s perspective on life through a creative and effective platform.Ashley Franklin
Accessibility is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why every one of our students receives tuition on a sliding scale, with rates as low as just 50¢ per instruction hour.