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Voice of Chicago


Voice of Chicago is Uniting Voices Chicago’s most advanced ensemble, empowering high-schoolers across the city through an extensive performance schedule that includes touring and collaborations with Chicago’s finest cultural institutions.

Through the decades, members of this ensemble have toured more than 25 countries on five continents and performed for international leaders, such as former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former South African President Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Additionally, they have collaborated with the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, the Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Bobby McFerrin.

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Singers from Voice of Chicago performed "MIENTRAS ME CURO DEL CORA" with Colombian pop superstar Karol G on Saturday Night Live on April 15.

Performance Highlights

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My experience in Voice of Chicago has just made me grow as a human being, not just as a musician, because of all of the languages that I’ve gotten to explore, the people I’ve gotten to meet—it just reminds me why I love to make music. Everyone here is so supportive, it’s like a family to me.

Isamary Voice of Chicago singer

Tour Highlights

Learn more about touring with Uniting Voices Chicago.

Learn more about tours
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Josephine Lee

Senior Director

Judy Hanson

Principal Pianist

John Goodwin

Citywide Program Director

Jackie Johnson

Program Associate

Karley Mayomi

Important Resources

Information is power. Here are a few crucial resources to help you make the most of your time with us.
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About Voice of Chicago Rehearsals

Voice of Chicago rehearses twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and incorporate musicianship throughout the month. Groups will be assigned to create an optimum learning experience and may change throughout the year.

Note: Rehearsal times may occasionally be extended and are subject to change. Wednesday rehearsals may be added, as needed. Rehearsals will end 5-10 minutes early to allow for transition and air exchange between groups, as needed.

Rehearsal Schedule


All Call: 5-7pm


All Call: 10am-12pm

Encore: 1-2:30pm (as needed)

Groove: 2:30-4pm (as needed)

*Rehearsals may be added on Wednesday as needed


Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street, 5th floor
Chicago, IL 60602 map

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Join Voice of Chicago

Auditions for Voice of Chicago for the 2024-25 season are currently closed and callbacks are currently ongoing. Prescreening audition tapes are no longer being accepted. For details about the audition process, please read this guide. If you have questions, please reach out to Jackie Johnson, Citywide Program Director.


About Voice of Chicago’s Audition Process

Experienced singers who will be in high school for the 2024-25 school year (age 14 and up) may audition for Voice of Chicago. A brief summary of the audition process is as follows:

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Pre-Screening Audition (Submit by May 28)


Callback Auditions

(June 5, 6 & 8)


Accepted Singers Announced (by June 18)

Audition for the Voice of Chicago

Register for Voice of Chicago

Program Costs

To learn more about our sliding-scale tuition and how we work to make music education affordable for all families, please visit our Program Costs page.

The scale is based on registration for the 2024-25 program year and shows the recommended amount for household income but Uniting Voices Chicago will always work with individual family constraints. Tuition is prorated based on the length of participation for the singer.

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