Neighborhood Choirs

The Uniting Voices Chicago Neighborhood Choir program gives singers in 12 communities across the city the opportunity to bond over shared experiences while learning indispensable performance skills.

These community-based, after-school programs provide a haven where young people learn musicianship, collaboration with acclaimed artists and unique opportunities to explore the world.

Our 2022-23 Program

The 2022-23 program year runs August 2022 through June 2023 and includes:

  • Two rehearsals per week
  • Several performance opportunities throughout the year
  • Touring opportunities
  • Workshops throughout the year by guest artists and culture bearers
  • Connections with youth across the city and around the world
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Registration for Spring Session is Now Open!

Did you register on March 15, 2023 or later? We're here to help you manage your account through our new registration platform! This new platform will allow us to streamline the registration process and better serve our singers and families. Please contact Jackie Johnson at for assistance.

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Performance Highlights

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 a half year’s tuition and shows the recommended amount for household income but Uniting Voices Chicago will always work with individual family constraints.

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Experience Levels

Participate at the level that makes the most sense for you.

Bridging America Tours

The Bridging America Tour is a cherished Uniting Voices Chicago initiative that creates bonds between young people all over the United States.

During these multi-city runouts to all corners of America, singers in our Neighborhood Choir program perform concerts for audiences in new places, create friendships with peers at joint workshops and learn about the diverse history of the U.S. through music.

Voice Placements

The voice placement process is quick and simple, open to students in grades three and up. Singers do not need to have prior experience. For the 2022-23 program year, new singers will be accepted on a rolling basis as space permits.

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You will receive a follow-up email to schedule a time to meet with the conductor.


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